Project: Veterans Upward Bound Project
Name: Robert Hernandez
Department: Veterans Upward Bound Program
Award Date:
Term Date: -
Dollar Amount: $1,896,575.00
Description:

TMCC's VUB program will serve 164 eligible veterans/year in eight counties in Northern Nevada. Currently thousands of veterans exit military service every month only to find an overwhelming combination of emotional, financial, academic and cultural obstacles. The improved Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits package, continued military operations, and lack of employment opportunities in the current economy will continue to cause substantial increases in the student veteran enrollment. As a result, veterans returning from war have created new cohorts primarily consisting of 19-30 year old men and women who have experienced things that the traditional college student has not. The VUB program is in tune with the changing demographics of the veteran population. Regardless of the era of veteran, VUB is flexible and creative in designing instruction and other college preparation services that address the individual needs of any veteran. With over 23 years of effectively serving the educational preparation needs of veterans, the VUB program is fully prepared to address the multiple needs of the newest returning, post 9/11 veteran for educational success.

Agency: US Department of Education
SubAgency N/A
Role: Recipient