Upward Bound is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to encourage and prepare high school students to pursue a college education. This goal is accomplished through educational, cultural and social experiences. Your interest in the program and subsequent decision to apply speaks to your desire to plan for your future. It is our hope that we can help you in that effort by providing the following services: counseling, information on colleges and universities, tutoring, cultural activities, and the opportunity for a university experience via a six week residential summer program.

The filing of an application with Upward Bound is preliminary step to admission into the program. Since Upward Bound is a federal program, there are several guidelines students must meet in order to be eligible for admission.

You are eligible for Upward Bound if:

  • You are in high school but have not entered the eleventh grade
  • Your family's income is at or less than figures established by the U.S. Bureau of the Census (based on family size) and/or neither of your parents has graduated from a four-year college.