Upward Bound is a program designed to motivate students to improve their grades in high school and go on to earn a college degree within six years after being admitted into college. This is accomplished by providing cultural and academic activities as well as personal attention
Academic Year- (September -May)
Meetings are held on the University campus to help students with homework, ACT tests, financial aid, and college applications. Meetings are required, and students get paid for attending.
Work Study Program
Each year, qualifying rising seniors participate in our work study program and earn up to $600 during the summer.
Bridge Program (graduating seniors only)
Graduating seniors attend college summer school classes at Souther Arkansas University for free! These students take college-level classes at no cost for tuition, books, fees, housing, or meals. They also receive monthly checks for successful summer participation.
Upward Bound awards three $5,000 scholarships each year to qualified Upward Bound graduating seniors or former participants who plan to attend Southern Arkansas University.
How Do I Apply?
If you are in the 8th,9th, or 10th grade and are interested in participating in Upward Bound, application forms should be available in your guidance counselor’s office. No person shall be denied admission on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, or national origin.
Return any applications to the CFHS Counselor’s Office
For More information visit: https://web.saumag.edu/ub/