Davis and Elkins will receive funds to help West Virginia veterans with higher education.

ELKINS, WB (WBOY) – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R) and Joe Manchin (D) have announced $998,262 to help strengthen students’ math and science skills and assist in postsecondary academic growth in West Virginia.

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Veterans Upward Bound Program and the Upward Bound Math and Science Program.

“This program has been here at Davis & Elkins since 1990, and without him, it’s just another veterans program that wouldn’t exist,” said Steve Belan, interim director of Davis & Elkins College Veterans Upward Bound. “And I think we’re going to miss it because we’ve been over 30 years, you know, we’re funded to serve 163 veterans a year, so those vets don’t have access to those services. them”

Davis & Elkins College hosts the only Veterans Upward Bound program in West Virginia. Veterans in the state can get help from the program to study at schools around the world. To inquire about the program, call Belan at (304) 637-1322 or visit their website.

Academic advisors are available throughout the state to help veterans in the program, such as GI Bills, try to pursue higher education. Those who wish to participate in the program must submit their waivers.

“Upper Board programs support West Virginia students as they pursue higher education degrees, from providing affordable summer housing to funding for college preparatory classes. The funding announced today will help West Virginia veterans at Davis & Elkins College with academics, mentoring, tutoring and more, and help strengthen math and science skills for students in the Mountain State, Manchin said. Positive effects of this funding.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy and Davis and Elkins College are funded by Upward Bound programs.

Individual Awards:

Veterans Upbound Program:

· 423,188 dollars – Davis and Elkins College

Upward Bound Math and Science Program:

· 287,537 dollars – West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

· 287,537 dollars – West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Veterans at Davis & Elkins College receive assistance with tutoring, mentoring, tutoring and more.

“Our veterans have contributed a lot to our country, and we owe it to them to provide them with the necessary resources to help them pursue higher education. This funding will empower our young people in their math and science education,” said Senator Capito. “As a former college guidance counselor and through all my time in public service, I have seen firsthand how. Upward Bound and other TRIO programs have a positive impact on students in West Virginia.


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