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Eligibility requirements and the process to apply to Upward Bound Programs

Eligibility Requirements

Upward Bound Programs is primarily available to students who meet the following requirements: 

  • First in family to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree
  • Fall within the designated federal income guidelines

Important Questions on the Application

  • What is your family’s current taxable income form the most current tax return (not adjusted gross income)? This information is kept confidential.
  • Are you a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or in the process of applying for citizenship?
  • Do you want to attend college or get a certification after high school?

Apply in English or Spanish to begin your journey. Para ver el documento en español, cambie el idioma en la esquina superior derecha de la aplicación.

Apply to Upward Bound Programs East
(Mount Union Area, Mifflin County, Newport, Steelton-Highspire, Hazleton, Reading)

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Apply to Upward Bound Programs West

Altoona - Apply Here

Clairton / McKeesport - Apply Here