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About Veterans Upward Bound

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Veterans Upward Bound is a fully federally funded program that offers in-person and online services.


  • English, Spanish, Math, and Science bootcamps
  • Helps with college applications
  • Financial aid and scholarships

Transitioning to College

  • College tours
  • Study skills
  • Support groups

Support through College

  • Yearly stipend
  • Mentorship
  • Academic trips
Apply to Veterans Upward Bound

You are eligible for Veterans Upward Bound if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces
  • You have at least 181 days of Active Duty Service
  • You have any discharge other than “dishonorable”
  • You live in one of the following counties: Philadelphia, PA; Bucks, PA; Chester, PA; Delaware, PA; Montgomery, PA; Burlington, NJ or Camden, NJ
  • You are low income and/or a first-generation college student and/or have an academic need
Apply to Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound supports pre-college and undergraduate veterans.

The short, simple and secure application helps us make sure you are eligible to participate, and helps us customize supports for your academic journey. We look forward to preparing you for college, transitioning you to college, and supporting you through college.

Apply to Veterans Upward Bound