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UB Students Relax with Big Red

TRIO Day 2015

Upward Bound students compete at TRIO Day at EKU

Dancing Lessons

Academic Counselor Derrick Veasey teaches students some dance moves.

Saturday Activity

UB students pose for a picture at Gary Ransdell Hall before a Saturday activity.

2015 Summer Program is coming soon.

Students participate in team competitions.

UB students in Myrtle Beach

Want to teach Upward Bound students?

Applications are currently being accepted for summer program instructors.

Jones-Jaggers Hall

Home of WKU Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded educational program based at Western Kentucky University (WKU). UB is dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and selecting students who are determined to succeed academically. Applicants must be either low income, according to current federal guidelines, and/or a potential first generation college student which means their parent(s) cannot have graduated from a four year postsecondary institution. This program serves 86 students from six schools in five south central Kentucky counties: Allen County-Scottsville, Butler County, Edmonson County, Hart County, Logan County, and Russellville High Schools.

The goal of UB is to prepare students for college academically, culturally, and socially. UB is a 12 month program which provides assistance with high school course selection, study skills, ACT preparation, college and career information, college selection, and financial aid application. Staff visit each high school three times per month throughout the school year to meet with students. Programs are presented once a month on Saturdays September through May on WKU’s campus. Students attend a six week residential program each summer which focuses on academics and provides cultural and social activities.



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100 Jones-Jaggers Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11098
Bowling Green, KY  42101-1098
Phone: 270.745.4873
Fax: 270.745.2031


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