Who Can Participate In Upward Bound?
Students who enroll in the Upward Bound program must be a first generation college student (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) or meet income eligible guidelines or have a disability.
The USA Upward Bound program selects students in grades 9-12 who attend one of the following "target schools": Mattie T. Blount High School, C. F. Vigor High School, and Lillie B. Williamson High School.
- Students must have an interest and desire to attend college
- Students must be willing to participate in Upward Bound in the summer and during the regular school year
- Students are encouraged to remain in the program through graduation from high school
- Upward Bound encourages diversity and welcomes applications from eligible students of all social and ethnic backgrounds