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Veterans Upward Bound - Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Information

(to donate to our scholarship fund, see below)

VUB alumnus Phillip Parsons receives his check from Counselor Rick WrightVUB works with several local veterans groups to provide scholarship opportunities to our participants who have completed our program and who are or will be pursuing a degree at ANY postsecondary school.  Scholarships are awarded in the summer for use in the fall semester. Scholarship winners will be required to verify they are enrolled in and attending school in the fall semester before receiving their award.

You can download the 2017 VUB Scholarship application at the link below.



2018 VUB@WKU Scholarship Application Package

The deadline to apply for the 2018 scholarship competition is June 29, 2018.  


 Completed applications should be either delivered to the VUB office or else sent as an attachment through email. When submitting by email, please send directly to


Our scholarships are funded by several local and national veterans organizations.  We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support.

  • The Military Officers Association of America's Cumberland Trace Chapter
  • American Legion Post #23
  • VFW Post #1298
  • Col. & Mrs. Robert Spiller
  • The Southern Kentucky Veterans Council
  • The WKU Store
  • National Association of Veterans Upward Bound


Make a Donation

Help a deserving veteran pay for school.

 Because of federal regulations, Veterans Upward Bound cannot use our grant money to pay for scholarships, so we instead collect money from individuals and groups who help us develop a scholarship fund outside our regular Department of Education grant budget.

Veterans Upward Bound will be very happy to accept donations to our scholarship fund. Your donation will be placed in the account to add to the total amount of money that draws interest. As the account grows, we can give more people money and in larger amounts.

This money is used to help veterans who attend postsecondary school to pay their bills. Veterans who are students of VUB are eligible no matter what school they choose to attend. We will be happy to acknowledge your donation in writing to provide a receipt for you to use to itemize on your tax return if you wish.

Any donation $5.00 or up will be happily accepted. Thank you in advance for any donation you can give. Make checks payable to Veterans Upward Bound Scholarship Fund, and send your donations to:

Veterans Upward Bound
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11098
Bowling Green , KY 42101-1098


(270) 745-5310

You can also make your donation online by using the link below (make sure you specify that your donation is specifically for Veterans Upward Bound).

Make a Gift

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 Last Modified 2/1/18