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Upward Bound is a program designed to help high school students acquire the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and postsecondary education.

What does Upward Bound Provide?

  • Academic and Personal Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Motivational & Educational Workshops
  • Assistance with College Admissions
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • College Prep Assistance
  • Cultural Enrichment trips
  • ACT Prep
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Stipend & Scholarship Program

What are the benefits?

  • Students can earn up to $40 every month
  • Receive after school tutoring
  • Visit College campuses
  • Be prepared for college

The Upward Bound Summer Academy is:

  • Mandatory every summer
  • A six week program

It provides:

  • Students an opportunity to live on the campus of NEO A&M College
  • Team-building and social skills
  • Help students in their core classes such as Math, English, Science, and foreign language
  • Students an opportunity to study other subjects and skills not normally offered in their schools

Who qualifies for Upward Bound?

  • 9th or 10th grade students
  • Students who attend Afton, Commerce, Fairland, Grove, Miami, Quapaw, or Wyandotte schools
  • Students who meet income eligibility requirements
  • Students who’s parents do not have a 4-year degree

How do I apply for Upward Bound?

  • Make sure you qualify
  • Be committed
  • Pick up an application with your school counselor
  • Complete and submit the application to the NEO Upward Bound Office