Prospective Students

Upward Bound is a great program for students needing that extra push to do well in school and get into college.

On this page, you will find eligibility requirements and a program description. Most importantly, please use this application to get started on your way to being an Upward Bound participant.

Call (417) 836-3117 if you have questions.

In order to become a participant in the TRiO Upward Bound Program, students must:

-meet income requirements and/or income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education

-be a US citizen or permanent resident

-be a student at either Central, Hillcrest, or Parkview High School

-be a potential first-generation college student (neither parent the student lives with has a four-year college degree); in the 9th or 10th grade

-and be able to demonstrate a DESIRE and the ABILITY to succeed in high school and graduate from an institution of postsecondary education.

>>>Upward Bound Application

All Upward Bound participants are required to attend the following monthly activities:

-Attend Destined for College (D4C) Programs which is held once a month on a Saturday

-Attend tutoring sessions on a weekly basis 

-Meet with the Site Coordinators who are available at your school once a month

-Attend After School Meetings at your school twice a month

-A six-week, on-campus, summer enrichment program

-Attend the Bridge Program at MSU the summer following their high school graduation

Other services and activities for students include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Study skills and ACT Prep workshops

-Financial aid and scholarship information and applications

-Visits to college campuses

-Visits to area cultural attractions

-Earning up to 12 hours of college level courses through BRIDGE and MSU Sponsored Dual Enroll Classes

-Last but not least... HAVING FUN!!!