TRIO Programs at USM

Who is Eligible for Veterans Upward Bound?

U.S. military veteran who meets ONE of the following criteria:

  • served at least 181 consecutive days on active-duty OR
  • were activated from a reserve component of the Armed Forces for more than 30 days

AT LEAST ONE of the following criteria:

  • has been out of school for at least 5 years
  • has a disability
  • biological or adoptive parents who lived with you more than 50% of the time do not have a bachelor degree
  • has a taxable income that falls within the federal guidelines (you can follow this link to check current guidelines)


ALL of the criteria below:

  • has any discharge except dishonorable
  • does not have a four-year college degree
  • would like to receive help in preparation for any vocational school or college

If you do not meet the requirements above, please contact our office for more information on other ways in which you might be eligible.