With demonstrated success in helping veterans transition into college and earn a degree, the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program at Truckee Meadows Community College was recently awarded a five-year grant from the United States Department of Education totaling $1,841,335. TMCC’s VUB program was one of 49 programs selected for the grant nationwide out of 300 applicants. The program earned a perfect score from the Federal TRIO programs’ grant evaluation with the maximum 125 points from each reviewer.
“TMCC’s VUB program is the only one of its kind in Nevada and is vital to the academic and social integration of veterans who want to receive an education,” said Robert Hernandez, TMCC’s VUB program director. “Our intent is to empower veterans with skills, knowledge and motivation for success in college.”
For more than 23 years, TMCC’s VUB program has assisted veterans in the transition from the military environment to the world of postsecondary education. The program gives veterans the opportunity to explore and identify aspects of their military training that can be channeled toward being successful in an academic atmosphere. TMCC’s VUB program supports veterans by providing basic academic skills development, academic advisement, support services such as tutoring, financial aid and admissions assistance, educational/cultural enrichment activities and referral and coordination of other college services, veterans’ agencies and social services.
To learn more about TMCC and its Veterans Upward Bound program, please call 775-829-9007 or visit www.tmcc.edu.