Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program established to help high school students overcome social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Students participate in weekly tutoring, monthly activities at the high school and on campus, and a residential summer program.Check out how you can apply
Upward Bound seeks to first help students achieve academic success in and to graduate from high school, and secondly to encourage enrollment and persistence in post-secondary education.
Upward Bound serves students in grades 9 through 12 from Grafton and Preston high schools who meet federal eligibility requirements. Eligible students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Upward Bound will provide participants with a variety of FREE educational, cultural and social programs, such as:
We're searching for dynamic individuals interested in working with high school students during the summer on WVU's campus.
June 24 through August 3
Held on the WVU campus, the Summer Program is designed to give students a taste of college life. Students participate in non-credit courses to better prepare them for postsecondary education and to prevent summer learning melt. Students stay in a residence hall, eat in the dining halls, and learn to find their way around campus. They also participate in community service activities and play just as hard as they work!