What is Upward Bound?
Thank you for considering TRIO Upward Bound for your student! Upward Bound is a free college preparatory program for high school students, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Lock Haven University Upward Bound program’s goal is to help qualifying high school students in our area who have a desire to excel in school and develop their potential to pursue and succeed in college. Upward Bound is specifically designed to help students excel academically and pursue postsecondary degrees after high school graduation. We hope that this page answers a few of the questions that parents often ask. If you have any additional questions, feel free to call (570) 484-3054, or email email@example.com.
Any high school student who has completed eighth grade and is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in one of these high schools: Central Mountain, Jersey Shore, Williamsport, and Bucktail.
Students qualify for enrollment by:
- Exhibiting academic potential and desire to attend college
- Demonstrating enthusiasm toward learning
Meeting one or more of the following:
- Meet income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
Be a potential first-generation college student
(this means neither parent has a bachelor's degree from a four-year post-secondary institution)
- Demonstrate need for academic support (low test scores and/or low grades)
If selected to participate in the program your student would be provided with all of the services listed below:
|School Year||On-Campus Summer Residential Program|
It is important that you understand that participation in Lock Haven University’s Upward Bound requires that you commit to participating in the following ways:
- Attend the five-week on-campus Residential Summer Program (includes coursework, tutoring, workshops, and cultural activities such as campus visits and field trips)
- Attend and participate in all UB activities, assignments, and services provided in your school or community during the school year (i.e. SAT Prep, after-school meetings, tutoring, cultural events, campus visits, etc).
- By submitting an application, you are indicating that you are aware of and agree to this commitment if selected.
You must still print and sign the Release of Information form and mail it in, along with the Financial Documents. Please be aware that ALL forms must be COMPLETELY filled out for your application to be considered.