Veterans Upward Bound (TRiO)

  • What is the TRiO Veterans Upward Bound Program?

    The TRiO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program at Prince George’s Community College is a FREE, non-credited, non-profit, pre-college program. The primary goal of TRiO VUB is to prepare eligible veterans to enter college, be successful in college, and to graduate from college by providing short-term refresher courses and other services for veterans who have delayed pursuing a postsecondary education. In order for students to be fully prepared for college, TRiO VUB mimics the college experience.

    Does it cost to participate in the Veterans Upward Bound Program?

    No, the Veterans Upward Bound program is funded by the Department of Education and is no cost to the veteran. The program serves 125 veterans a year who are either first generation college students and/or low income.

    What’s the serve area for the Veterans Upward Bound Program?

    The program serves veterans who reside in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

    Where are program services held?

    The program offers face to face classes and various workshops/events on the campus of Prince George’s Community College and within the local community. The program also offers select online based classes via Blackboard.

    What are some of the services offered by the Veterans Upward Bound Program?

    Some of the services offered include but are not limited to:

    • Refresher courses
      • Mathematics
      • English/Reading Comprehension/Writing Skills
      • Science
      • Foreign Language
      • Basic Computer Skills
    • Various workshops such as,
      • Financial Literacy
      • Interviewing/resume skills
      • Social media
    • Cultural, educational, and social events

    Eligibility Requirements

    How do I qualify?

    To be considered for the program you must…

    • Be a Citizen or national of the United States
    • Be a permanent resident of the United States
    • Be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces or possess an unexpired Green Card showing proof of residency
    • Have a military discharge above dishonorable and served in the military more than 180 days or be a veteran discharged or released from active duty due to a service-connected disability or was called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days or was a member of a reserve component who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001
    • Have need for academic support
    • Qualify as low income (as defined by the Department of Commerce) or meet first-generation prospective college criteria (parent or guardian did not earn a bachelor’s degree before your 18th birthday)

    How do I apply?


    Need more information?

    Contact us or visit our office on the Largo campus of Prince George’s Community College in Bladen Hall Room 122 or call us at 301-546-0576.

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