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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 or Associate'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 colleges or universities during 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 available here, at your guidance office or by calling the Upward Bound office at 814-393-2342

Last Updated 3/25/22