Upward Bound

Do I Qualify ?

Our program is limited to 100 students each school year. Sixty-seven (67) of these students must meet the following two eligibility requirements:

  • Family is low-income, verified by financial documentation.
  • Potential first generation college student, which just means that neither of your parents (or guardians) has graduated from a four year college.

The remaining 33 students need to meet only one of the two eligibility requirements.

How Can I Apply ?

You can print an application here or obtain one from the Upward Bound counselor at your high school. Take your completed application to your high school office or Upward Bound

Counselor and they will send it to us. Make sure you include verification of family income from a governmental source (i.e. most recent income tax return), and a copy of your most recent grade transcript before taking your application to the high school office or UB counselor.

What Happens After I'm Accepted?

When you have received an acceptance letter, you are then a member. You will meet with your fellow Upward Bound students and counselor twice a week, usually at your school, for at least 90 minutes each week to obtain helpful information on successfully completing your high school classes, making good career choices, and attending college. Twice a year, in the spring and fall, you will come to an On-Campus event at SUU for two days. There will be workshops and presentations covering topics on education, motivation, career exploration, financial aid, college planning, etc. We also attend cultural activities and recreational workshops. The On-Campuses provide a sneak preview of college life, but the best sneak preview comes during the Six-Week Summer Program.

How Do I Contact the Upward Bound Program?

To contact the SUU Upward Bound Office, write to SUU Upward Bound, 351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, Utah 84720. You may also call Leanne at (435) 865-8069 or email her at maxwell_l@suu.edu. Call Brian at (435) 865-8250or email him at brianfullerton@suu.edu.

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