Apply to the Upward Bound Program

Click here to complete an application for the Upward Bound Program

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

Only students from the following schools in North Carolina are eligible to apply:  Avery County High School, Ashe County High School, Ashe Early College, Freedom High School, McDowell High School, Watauga High School, Alleghany High School, West Wilkes High School

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, including food, housing, and transportation, are paid for by Upward Bound.

Thanks for a great Summer Academy!

Summer Awards Videos

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Seniors' Kayaking Trip