Upward Bound is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of Upward Bound is to identify, recruit, and select high school students with academic potential who meet federal eligibility guidelines. The Upward Bound Program will enhance academic achievement in high school and prepare participants to enter post-secondary education (Universities, Colleges, Vocational/Technical Schools).
Upward Bound participants attend academic enrichment workshops, educational field trips, cultural activities, tour various colleges and universities, and receive academic support through tutors, faculty and staff.
Upward Bound students must successfully complete one six-week summer residential session on the FVSU campus to be eligible for continuation in the program. The summer program simulates a college environment at no cost to the student. The summer includes hands-on interactive enrichment classes that include math, science, English, foreign language, and other exciting elective courses. Students also participate in social and cultural enrichment activities, field trips, wellness and fitness activities, and a host of other exciting activities.
What may a student expect to gain from being in the Upward Bound Program?
● Preparation for college, including information on how to obtain financial aid, how to be admitted to college, tips on test taking, and preparation for standardized and college entrance tests
● Improvement in grades
● The opportunity to make friends with others from area high schools
● Academic and career counseling
● Cultural and social enrichment activities
● Guidance in making decisions on educational goals
All Upward Bound Services are FREE to participants.
For questions or additional information, please contact us at:
Upward Bound Program
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: (478) 825-6963
Fax: (478) 825-6131
Applicants will be selected for program participation in compliance with the provisions of Section 427 of the U.S. Department of Education’s General Education Provisions act (GEPA). Accordingly, access and participation will not be denied to applicants based on gender, race, national origin, color, or disability.