Department of Education Gives $14.3 Million to Support Veterans in College

From US News and World Report The U.S. Department of Education recently announced in a press release that it has donated more than $14.3 million in grants to Veterans Upward Bound projects, which are designed to help former service members succeed in college. Using these funds, 51 projects across the nation will be able to provide valuable support to 6,831 military members.

Veterans Upward Bound projects strive to increase graduation rates among former military members, particularly low-income, first-generation students. To do so, the initiatives provide services such as refresher and remedial courses, financial and personal counseling, tutoring, mentoring and financial aid advice. In this way, the projects can ensure veterans receive the support they need to successfully transition from the military to college.

“No group deserves our support for opportunities to learn and advance their knowledge and skills more than our veterans,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a statement. “These Upward Bound Veterans grants will help prepare our returning veterans for college by providing the academic instruction, mentoring and guidance they need to succeed in college and in life.”

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