Purpose of Upward Bound
The goal of Upward Bound is to provide participants with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that they will complete high school and enroll in and complete a program of post-secondary education.
- Academic instruction in math through pre-calculus, English, Spanish, and science.
- Tutorial services in English, science, Spanish, math, and other high school courses.
- Guidance on secondary school reentry and entry into programs of post-secondary education.
- Academic advice and assistance in secondary school course selection.
- Personal, academic, educational, financial, social and career counseling.
- Exposure to a variety of colleges and universities, academic programs, as well as cultural events and other activities not usually available to disadvantaged youth.
- Mentor programs involving FSU faculty, staff and students.
- Supplementary academic skills workshops such as study skills, note taking and test taking skills.
- Exposure to careers in which disadvantaged individuals are particularly under-represented.
- Orientation workshops for parents and guardians.
- Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications.
- Assistance in preparing for the SAT and ACT.
Upward Bound Students . . .
- Attend weekly instructional classes, tutorial sessions and academic support workshops during the academic year.
- Attend plays, musical productions and visit historical and cultural sites.
- Participate in the Summer Bridge Program.
- Reside on Fayetteville State University's campus during the Summer Residential Program.
Upward Bound serves students in the 9th-12th grades in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties. Participants come from the following schools:
- E.E. Smith High School
- Westover High School
- Hoke County High School
- Lumberton High School
There is no cost to students participating in the Upward Bound program.
Students accepted to the program receive free services and are expected to make a serious commitment to both post-secondary education and the Upward Bound Program. You should apply to the program and participate if:
- You will be in at least the 9th grade (students in the 8th grade may apply for admission but will not be admitted until they receive their final 8th grade report card)
- You attend one of the target high schools.
- You are a potential first generation college students and/or students who receive free/reduced lunch.
- You plan on continuing your education after high school at a four-year college
- You are willing to participate in all aspects of the Upward Bound Program
How can I enroll in the Upward Bound program?
The Fayetteville State University Upward Bound Program is funded from 2012-2017 entirely from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $285,122 annually.