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How Do I Apply?

You pick up an application from your high school guidance counselor, fill out this WVU Upward Bound Application and mail/fax to the Upward Bound office, or contact the Upward Bound office for more help. In order to apply you need to submit the following:

  • Your completed application – Be sure to fill in all the blanks, and include your signature and your parent or guardian’s signature on page 4.
  • One letter of recommendation – The reference letter should be provided by someone who knows you well, and can speak to your character and/or educational goals.
  • Income verification – This is necessary to prove income-eligibility as required by the federal government. A copy of your family’s latest tax return is best, but you can also submit a signed statement verifying income. Please contact our office if you have questions about income verification.

Return your completed application to your guidance counselor or directly to the WVU Upward Bound office. The priority deadline for application is March 15, 2020 for the next academic year. After applications are screened, you will be contacted regarding your status.