You must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • First generation — You must be from the first generation in your family who will obtain a four year college degree.
  • Income — Families must have a modest income. Eligibility is based on family unit size and taxable income.
  • Additionally, 2/3 of our accepted students must meet both requirements.

And attend one of our Cooperating High Schools:

Application Process

    1. Application
      – Student applies by filling out personal information on page 1 and 2 of application

– Parents complete Family Financial Statement and Transcript Release Form
– Guidance Counselor completes recommendation, after receiving the signed Transcript Release Form
– Math, Science, or English teacher completes recommendation
– Completed applications can be sent to Upward Bound or turned in at the high school’s Guidance Office.
– Before returning application, please be sure that signatures are included.
» Download the Application.

  • Student Interview — An Upward Bound staff member meets with each applicant at their high school to discuss the student’s interest.
  • Parent Interview — An Upward Bound staff member may meet with the applicant’s family at their home or school to discuss the program in depth and answer questions.


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