Some servicemembers choose to enter the Armed Forces right after high school, which could cause them to miss out on certain education opportunities. As a result, more higher learning institutions are stepping in to ensure veterans get a proper education upon returning home.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports Western Kentucky University (WKU) has a program geared toward veterans that recently reached a milestone. WKU's Veterans Upward Bound program is a federally supported program that provides veterans with instruction and counseling opportunities so they can be prepared to return to school.
Those who have been through the program tell the news provider that it helped them continue their education once they returned home.
"When I look back on what has brought me to where I am today, I sincerely believe that Veterans Upward Bound played a huge role in getting me here," Kent Johnson, a junior at WKU, told the news provider.
The government also works to ensure servicemembers have opportunities to go back to school. With the Post 9/11 GI Bill, veterans can receive financial assistance for graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as vocational training.