Apply to the Upward Bound Program

Click here to complete an application for the Upward Bound Program (Open for 2020-2021 school year)

 *This application will take you about 30 minutes to complete and you will need information from your parents.*


As Upward Bound students, 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

Students also have opportunities to form bonds with other students from area schools through various cultural and personal development experiences. All of these opportunities are paid for by Upward Bound.

Happy Holidays!

Upward Bound participants recently competed in a gingerbread house decorating competition. Here are the winning designs with the names of the winners below. Happy holidays to all our Upward Bound scholars and their families!  

Gingerbread Winners


Gingerbread names