Admissions & Eligibility


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.  Student applies by filling out personal information on page 1 and 2 of application, download form below.
  2.  Parents complete Family Financial Statement and Transcript Release Form.
  3.  Guidance Counselor completes recommendation, after receiving the signed Transcript Release Form.
  4.  Math, Science, or English teacher completes recommendation.
  5.  Completed applications can be sent to Upward Bound or turned in at the high school’s Guidance Office.
  6.  Before returning application, please be sure that signatures are included.
  • 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.

Downloadable File


Rick Williams, Director
802 626-6481