Upward Bound in the news! Click here to read about Upward Bound scholars' interactions with college students from around the globe at the ASU World Cafe.
Upward Bound provides academic support to high school students so they may complete high school, enroll in college, and successfully obtain a college degree. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Programs division, qualifying participants come from families who meet federal income guidelines, or will be first-generation college students.
As Upward Bound scholars, participants engage in academic programs throughout the year including:
- A six-week summer academy on Appalachian State University’s campus
- Tutoring assistance from college students
- Aid with selection of high school courses for college preparation
- College visits and help with applications for admission and financial aid
- Resume and cover letter development for scholarship application purposes
Scholars also have opportunities to form bonds with students from area schools through camping, kayaking and backpacking outings, and various other cultural and personal development experiences. All of these opportunities are paid for by Upward Bound
Why should you go to college? This young man provides an honest, compelling answer:
Make sure to check out this great video (and others like it on youtube) - courtesy of our very own Jonathon Carlson from Watauga High School
Click here to read testimonials from past Upward Bound scholars about the positive impact the program had on their lives.
For more information, please contact us.