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Step 1: Contact Information

Name
Address
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Step 2: Personal History

Are you Hispanic or Latino?
What is your race?
What is your gender?
Are you a U.S. Citizen?

Step 3: Family History

Has your mother received/earned a baccalaureate degree?
Has your father received/earned a baccalaureate degree?
Which parent did you regularly reside with and receive support from during your childhood (i.e., until you were 18 years old)?(Please check only one box.)
What is your current educational status in the U.S.A? (CHECK ONLY ONE)
Are you currently enrolled in college or at a vocational/technical institution (education beyond grade 12)?
Has it been 5 or more years since you've been enrolled in college or at a vocational/Technical institution (education beyond grade 12)?

STEP 4: Household Information

Are you married?
Do you have children or other dependents (other than a spouse) who receives more than half of their support from you?
Are you homeless (i.e., you lack a fixed, regular, & adequate nighttime residence) or are at risk of becoming homeless?

STEP 5: Financial Information

To assist us in determining your eligibility, please complete the following section required by the Department of Education. The information that you provide is protected by the Family Rights and Privacy Act and therefore, will be kept confidential and on file at the Veterans Upward Bound of DC Program office located at The Catholic University of America.
What best describes your employment status?
Please select source of income: (Check ALL that apply)
Do you meet the income requirement as defined below?
"Low income" for this program is defined by 150% of the federal poverty level, subject to family size and dependents. In 2024, that is $21,870 for a 1 person household, $29,580 for a 2 person household, $37,290 for a 3 person household, $45,000 for a 4 person household, etc. Income is ONLY what is taxable - this does not include disability payments, social security payments, etc. If you have any questions, simply select "I don't know" and we will help you determine it.
Total number of people residing in your household:

Signature

By signing this application, I attest that all the information on this application is correct and true. Moreover, I authorize the release of my academic records to the Veterans Upward Bound of DC (VUB DC) program hosted at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, understanding that the information in these record will be used only to assess the applicant's need for TRIO program services, discerning the veteran's educational progress, evaluate the effectiveness of TRIO program activities, and fulfill TRIO program reporting requirements. Finally, I authorize VUB DC to use the veteran's name, statements and likeness, without charge, for promotional purposes in VUB DC publications, advertising, video, and other formats.

STEP 6: Military History

Name
What branch of service did you serve? (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)
Do you have a service connected disability?
I am interested in receiving information and/or assistance with applying for (check all that apply):
Please select the desired courses you would like to take while in the program. (Select all that apply)
Have you completed a college entrance exam (i.e. ACT, SAT, Compass)?
Please check if you are still:
Do you meet the definition of the term Veteran per the description below?
The definition of the term Veteran for the purposes of this program is someone who meets ANY of the following statements: (a) served in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 180 days and received other than a dishonorable discharge (b) was discharged because of a service-connected disability (c) was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty for more than 30 days (d) or was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001 (e) have a high risk for academic failure
Preferred Method of Communication: Check all that apply

STEP 7: Brief Reading Comprehension Assessment

A required aspect of the Veterans Upward Bound program is for each new enrollee to take a Standardized Test to help us determine areas they may need to focus on in order to be successful in postsecondary education. We have created the below brief assessment for you to complete today, and upon completion of the program the same assessment will be given to see if there has been any improvement in score. There is no minimum score or maximum score, this is simply a tool to help us help you.

Read the excerpt and answer the questions below.

It is a Truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. "My Dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him on day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?" Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. "But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it." Mr. Bennet made no answer. "Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently. "You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it." This was invitation enough. "Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week." "what is his name?" "Bingley." "Is he married or single?" "Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four of five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!" "How so? How can it affect them?" "My dear Mr. Bennet," replied his wife, "how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them." "Is that his design in settling here?" "Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes." "I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, fpr as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you best of party." [Adapted From Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)]
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It is a Truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. "My Dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him on day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?" Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. "But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it." Mr. Bennet made no answer. "Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently. "You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it." This was invitation enough. "Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week." "what is his name?" "Bingley." "Is he married or single?" "Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four of five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!" "How so? How can it affect them?" "My dear Mr. Bennet," replied his wife, "how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them." "Is that his design in settling here?" "Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes." "I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, fpr as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you best of party." [Adapted From Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)]
What is the central idea of this selection?
This selection is set in England at the beginning of the 19th century. Drawing on information from this selection, what could you conclude was a primary goal for young women in England during this time period?
Which of the following statements best describes Mrs. Bennet's feelings about her husband as indicated by this selection? *
"Is that his design in settling here?" What does the word design mean in the context of this selection?
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