joe says "vets upbd"

Joe is once again spreading the word about The University of Southern Maine’s Veterans Upward Bound program, which serves up to 125 income eligible, first-generation veterans per year from across the state. Of Maine’s 119,058 veterans, 7,954 are low-income and 89,179 do not have a bachelor’s degree and are highly likely to be potential first-generation college students. The Upward Bound program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. Veterans may apply to attend the college of their choice. Joe is once again spreading the word about,

TRIO Veterans Upward Bound will provide vital assistance to eligible veterans seeking to become college students, including the resources and support necessary to apply, enroll and succeed in post-secondary education. College-bound veterans will receive tailored support, academic tutoring, advising, preparation for college entrance exams, information on federal student financial aid programs, assistance in completing financial aid applications, guidance on entry into post-secondary education, educational and counseling services to improve financial and economic literacy, and intensive basic academic skills development; as well as general college readiness, study skills, career development, and personal and leadership growth.

Joe offers his thanks to the good folks at USM for offering this assistance to those men and women who bravely serve our country. Please learn more about this important program here.

                 Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.