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.
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!!!