Upward Bound

Program Description

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Eligibility

Students must have completed the 8th grade, be between the ages of 13 and 19, and have a need for academic support in order to pursue a program of postsecondary education. All students must be either from low-income families or be potential first-generation college students. The program requires that two-thirds of the participants in a project must be both low-income and potential first-generation college students. The remaining one-third must be either low-income or potential first-generation college students. Students are selected based on recommendations from local educators, social workers, clergy, or other interested parties.

Please complete the Upward Bound Application to apply for the program.

2011-2012 Upward Bound Application (English)

2011-2012 Upward Bound Application (Spanish)

 

Additional Information

Newsletter and Calendar

To learn about Upward Bound activities this month, please check our newsletter (PDF) and calendar

For more information contact:

Nicole Hinnant
Director of TRiO Programs
(252) 246-1359
nhinnant@wilsoncc.edu

Kim Hills
Upward Bound Coordinator
(252) 246-1212
khills@wilsoncc.edu

Allison Coleman
Administrative Secretary
252-246-1256
acoleman@wilsoncc.edu