Do You Want to Become Upward Bound?
Upward Bound seeks students that are committed to their education and are highly motivated in their pursuit of attaining a college education and achieving their career and professional goals. The Academic Year and Summer Programs are rigorous and designed to motivate and prepare students for post-secondary education.
How to Join
Qualifications to join the program include:
- Applicants must attend one of Upward Bound’s participating high schools:
- Overbrook | Parkway – West | Sayre | West Philadelphia
- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Preferably in 9th or 10th grade when they apply
- Low – income and/or first-generation-to-college
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Demonstrated motivation to pursue a college degree after high school
- Complete the Interest Form
- Student & Guardian Interview
- Complete application & submit required documents, e.g. Proof of Income
- Review & Acceptance