The mission of Upward Bound is to provide participants with academic support services and cultural and social activities, thereby ensuring they will complete high school and enroll in college. The program at Fayetteville State University has been in existence since 1995 and has grown under the leadership of Executive Director of Special Programs, Dr. Dorothy Holmes.
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.
Upward Bound Students . . .
Upward Bound serves students in the 9th-12th grades in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties. Participants come from the following schools:
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:
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.
Office of College Access Programs
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
To set up an appointment with your Academic Coach, Program Coordinator or to receive scholarship assistance please click here.