Upward Bound

Program eligibility

Students may be eligible to participate in the Upward Bound program if:

  • They are a student at Columbia, Inchelium, Mary Walker, or Wellpinit High School, are entering grades 9 through 12, and are between the ages of 13 and 19.
  • Their parents did not graduate from a four-year college or university.
  • They are classified as low-income based on standards provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • They have an interest in pursuing a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university following graduation.
  • They are willing to apply to three colleges or universities by November 21 of their senior year
  • They demonstrate an interest in registering for and taking a standardized test, such as the SAT, and/or ACT.
  • They maintain an open mind toward new cultural, social, educational, and recreational experiences.
  • They are willing to pursue a rigorous course curriculum and attend all Upward Bound individual and group meetings.

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