Educational Related Programs
This is a work program available to any educational benefit recipient who is attending college or university at three-quarter time (16 week term = 9 credits) or more. Students may obtain employment at the VA Medical Facility, VA Regional Office or at other approved state employment facilities. Students are paid at federal or state minimum wage whichever is higher and these payments are non-taxable. The Office of the Veterans Advocate at WVU is authorized to have two VA work studies. Interested individuals should contact either Jerry McCarthy or Sherry Rose at 304-293-8825.
Veterans Upward Bound
The Veterans Upward Bound Program provides instruction and advising to veterans beginning or returning to college or pursuing a GED. The program provides services to all low income or first generation college-bound veterans. The program offers day and evening classes and operates on an open entry system. To qualify a veteran must have served more than 180 consecutive days on active duty with at least a portion of this service falling after January 31, 1955. Discharge status can be anything but dishonorable in order to participate. Courses offered include English/Reading, Writing/Literature, Math, Basic Computers, Spanish, and Science. For more information please Paul Long, Veterans Upward Bound Academic Advisor for Morgantown, Fairmont & Clarksburg Areas at www.vubwv.org or at 304-789-5500.