Who Can Join?

Who can participate in Upward Bound?  Students wishing to join Upward Bound must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently be in Grades 9, 10  or 11 at one of the seven target high schools:    A-C Valley, Farrell, Oil City, Punxsutawney, Redbank Valley, Sharon, or Union 

  • Have an interest in pursuing a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university 

  • Be classified as low-income and/or first-generation based on standards provided by the U. S. Department of Education

  • Be willing to register for and take standardized tests (such as the PSAT, SAT and/or ACT) and apply to three colleges or universities by December 1 of the senior year 

  • Be willing to participate at in-school, after-school, Saturday, and summer activities 

  • Be open to new cultural, social, educational, and recreational experiences 

  • Complete an Upward Bound application and income verification form (available at your guidance office or by calling the Upward Bound office at 888 894 2665 and have an English and math teacher complete program reference forms

Last Updated 4/9/18