TRIO UPWARD BOUND (UB) APPLICATION PACKET
Upward Bound is a college preparation program engineered to help participants prosper while attending high school, we ensure they attain focused individual/program objectives, and we help prepare eligible students for success in earning a two-year or four-year college degree. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education since 1996, Upward Bound @ Independence Community College is able to serve 65 accepted high school students in six different geographic areas. Initial applicants must be in the 9th, 10th, or the 11th grade, demonstrate a need for our academic support services, and meet federally defined statuses of “low-income,” “at risk for academic failure,” and/or potential “first-generation college student” requirements located within this application packet. Upward Bound can connect participants with exclusive resources, tutors/counselors, tools, and so much more, but we are looking for those individuals who are motivated to succeed during high school and who are committed to earning a college degree.
Please note, assumptions about what makes an individual a “first-generation college student,” “at risk for academic failure,” or “low-income” may discourage students from applying. In most cases, our guidelines may be different. Please contact one of our staff members if you feel your situation is unique. Individuals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We are here to help you excel in this program, so please call or e-mail us!
Services Offered (Not All Inclusive)
College Campus Visits
Financial Aid Assistance
Paid 6 College Credits*
ACT/SAT Testing Fee Waivers
Paid College Admission Fees
6-Week Summer Program
Money for Participation*
Absolutely No Cost
All services and activities are free to accepted participants. In addition, UB students can earn up to a $40/month stipend during the school year for monthly event attendance. Participants must maintain the required 2.5 GPA to receive the stipend. During the summer, participants are eligible for a $60/month stipend if they complete the sixweek summer program successfully. An optional, paid work-study component is also offered to interested students.
Once UB staff @ ICC receives all completed application materials, our team will determine eligibility based on federal guidelines. If an applicant is admitted into the program, an interview will take place after a 60-day program trial period with a legal guardian and the student participant. If a student is emancipated or does not have a legal guardian, we will provide federal guidance on eligibility based on their situation and required documentation. Federal guidelines do not exclude legally “independent students” from applying or being accepted into the program
All applicants will receive an acceptance or nonacceptance letter. During their 60 day probationary period, the student must attend all Upward Bound events and the interview will determine if the student will continue to be a committed and valuable member of the program. We understand if extenuating or special circumstances should be considered. Please communicate your needs, and our staff will always try to accommodate.
Have Questions or Need More Info?
For information or questions, call (620) 332-5465 / 5453 / 5452 or email email@example.com
♦ Erica Johnson - Director ♦ Angela Mustapha - Academic Coordinator ♦ Terri Barbera - Program Specialist
How to Get Your Application to Us
TRIO Upward Bound is located on the Independence Community College Campus.
Our office is located in Parking Lot B, Brick F.
Application Mailing Address:
Independence Community College
Attn: Upward Bound
1057 W. College Ave.
Independence, Kansas 67301-9998