Our Mission: To Serve, Support, and Educate
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to help veterans
develop and expand the essential skills required to successfully enroll in and complete
an academic or technical college degree.
This program serves veterans in the following counties:
Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair, and Talladega
Program eligibility is not limited to veterans planning to attend Gadsden State.
We offer a range of free veteran services including assistance with educational benefits
and academic preparation to enroll at the school of your choice. In addition, we also help veterans
learn how to secure support from other available resources including the Veterans Administration
and local agencies who specialize in serving the veteran community.
FREE Veterans Services Include:
Academic Assessment & Advisement
Educational Benefits Information
Applying for Financial Aid / Scholarships
Assistance with College Enrollment
Career Planning & Exploration
Computer Skills Training
Financial Management & Planning
Other veteran related workshops
Participation in Community Service Projects
***Eligible veterans have the opportunity to
receive a monthly stipend by participating in
weekly VUB educational activities.
How to Apply
Applications may be completed at all VUB office locations or by appointment
at a local community agency in your county.
Visit any site location or email VUB at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Staff
Through its Veterans Affairs Office, GSCC cooperates with the Veterans Administration and with students who receive V. A. benefits to ensure that the objectives of the V. A. are pursued to the fullest advantage to both parties. The policies and procedures followed by the College are explained in the College Regulations portion of this catalog. See also the information on the Alabama G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program, presented under Financial Assistance.