Veterans Resource Center




Military/Veteran/Dependents

Welcome Packet


    West Virginia University at Parkersburg welcomes all men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Whether you are a discharged veteran, still serving on active duty, in the National Guard or Reserves, or a family member, WVUP is committed to supporting and encouraging your success.  The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) can assist you with access to resources at the college and in the community.  The Veterans Advocate acts as a liaison between student, campus departments, the VA and other government and outside agencies.  Student can work with the Veterans Advocate to get questions and issues resolved.  The Veterans Advocate can also assist with initiating the GI Bill Benefits, call to, and from active duty and is a one-stop-shop for our veterans/military student.  Let us help your transition back to school successfully.

    The VRC has developed a Military/Veteran/Dependent Welcome Packet to assist you with your initial process at our college, to access a copy of the packet please click on this link:

Military/Veteran/Dependent Welcome Packet(PDF)

    The VRC hopes this welcome packet is helpful to you and if you have any questions during your initial process or during your time with our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to support you in any way we can.   

Salute to Scholar 

    The following link contains our brochure.  Please take a moment to look it over and see what we offer. To access a copy of the brochure click on this link:

Salute to Scholar(PDF)

Sholarships

Walk4Vets Scholarship

American Legion Scholarship

VFW Scholarship

    In addition to VA Educational Benefits, student veterans are often eligible for a number of scholarships. The WVUP Foundation Office has made it easy to manage and apply for scholarships in your OLSIS account under Student Records.    

Veterans Upward Bound

    Veterans Upward Bound mission is to assist and support eligible military veteran in their quest for higher education.

    Veterans Upward Bound is a United States Department of Education TRiO Program dedicated to helping Veterans of the U.S. Military take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. VUB provides services and materials (at no cost to program participants) for the purpose of facilitating enrollment into and successful completion of studies at institutions of higher learning.

    Veterans throughout West Virginia have received services from our Veterans Upward Bound program since 1990. Former VUB participants have earned degrees from colleges and universities in West Virginia and other states.  For more information, please contact Melisa Wall, Veterans Upward                                             Bound Academic Advisor at wallm@dewv.edu or visit www.vubwv.org.