How to Apply for Upward Bound

Enrollment is open to students at Atkins, Dover, Hector, Lamar, or Pottsville High Schools. Students must be willing to participate in some after-school, weekend, and summer activities.

Applicants must be willing to participate in Upward Bound program requirements and have the desire to go to college. Students chosen to participate must meet income guidelines as set by the federal government and/or be a potential first-generation college student (neither parent possesses a four-year college degree).To apply, each candidate must submit:

  • A UB Application
  • Recommendation from a teacher  (recommendation forms are attached to application)
  • A personal essay
  • Current high school transcript and End of Course Exam Scores

Applications are available at the beginning of each fall semester. If any spaces are available, UB Staff will select applicants by the end of October each year. If you would like more information about the Upward Bound program, please contact the UB Office at 964-0888.