Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Brownsville VFW Post 6937 will fund a $500 scholarship to an Edmonson County Home of Record veteran attending Western Kentucky University next year. The scholarship recipient will be selected through Veterans Upward Bound and awarded this summer. Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, to help U.S. military veterans enter into and succeed in post-secondary school. VUB is a non-profit program serving veterans from an eight-county area surrounding Bowling Green, and COSTS NOTHING for those who participate.
“In 2007, at the height of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, MTV wrote an article explaining how Edmonson County had the highest US Army per capita enlistment rate in the nation,” said the local VFW in a statement. “If you’ve served, are home now and would like some help attending Western Kentucky University, perhaps we can help.”
Interested student veterans should contact Michelle.Shutt@wku.edu (270-745-5310) or just drop by - VUB is located on the lower end of the Western Kentucky University main campus, in Jones-Jaggers Hall room 127. Visitors to VUB can park in any of the visitor parking spaces around Jones-Jaggers Hall. If none are available, visitors should park in the 10-minute zone in front of the building and obtain a temporary parking permit from the VUB office.