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What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a precollege program that is designed to motivate and provide academic skills for students from first-generation college and low-income families who are interested in pursuing an educational program beyond high school.

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Who is eligible?

Students who reside in; and go to school in Montgomery County, Ohio.

Students who are currently in 8th, 9th or 10th grade.

Students from first-generation college and/or low-income families.

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What's in it for you?

Upward Bound gives students the opportunity to strengthen the fundamental learning skills that are necessary to complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college. The program emphasizes reading, writing, math, science and study skills. Courses are taught by instructors whose primary concern is the student. Personal, career, and academic counseling is also provided.

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FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

College Scholarships

What will I do in Upward Bound?

During the summer, Upward Bound students live on the campus of Wright State University for six weeks and participate in a variety of academic, social, and cultural activities. During the regular school year, students are in contact with Upward Bound staff, teachers and tutors through workshops, counseling and tutoring sessions. Students will also participate in cultural enrichment, recreational activities and field trips.

Upward Bound Events

What does it cost?

The Wright State Upward Bound Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education. All services are provided free of charge for Upward Bound participants.

Upward Bound Participant Documents:

Monthly Progress Report

For more information contact the Office of Pre-College Programs
at (937) 775-3135 or e-mail us at precollege@wright.edu.