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PURPOSE: What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program which provides free academic support services for income eligible students to assure participants will have an opportunity to obtain a post-secondary education. The program is funded by the U. S. Department of Education and The University of Akron.

ELIGIBILITY: How Do I Enroll in the Program?

Upward Bound students must meet federal income guidelines and must be "first generation" college students; neither parent has earned a baccalaureate degree. Students must be 9th - 12th graders who wish to succeed academically and attend college. Students accepted into the program are required to maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Applications are available every January for the upcoming academic year. Students are selected based on the above requirements, application materials, and a student-parent inteview.

SERVICES: What Does the Program Include?

Upward Bound offers a variety of year-round academic, counseling, and support services to help each student set and maintain academic goals.

  • In-school workshops on selected topics (e.g., Study Skills, College Selection, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Careers)
  • After school tutoring and homework help
  • College tours and campus visitation days
  • Super Saturday Workshops for parents and students
  • Parent Council meetings and parent workshops
  • Student computer lab and test preparation software
  • ACT and SAT fee waivers
  • Academic and career assessments
  • Summer Enrichment Program
  • Cultural outings, speakers, and community service opportunities

For an application, call the Upward Bound office or visit your school counselor.

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Contact Us

Upward Bound
Ayer Hall Room 320
Akron, OH 44325-7908

(330) 972-5839 (Office)
(330) 972-5886 (Fax)

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