About SOSU UB Programs

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a college based program that combines academic instruction, tutoring, college preparation, and cultural awareness to provide participants a solid foundation for secondary and postsecondary success.The program provides services throughout the school year to each student in their home high school and weekly after school meetings. In addition, students will meet once each semester on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. During the summer,eligible students are given the opportunity to participate in a residential program. The students live in a residence hall on Southeastern’s campus and attend classes to improve their academic skills. The experience prepares them to succeed in a college environment after they graduate from high school.  Some students will be eligible to earn from 6 to 13 credit hours when they complete the program.  That would be a semester of college paid for by the Upward Bound program.

What is Upward Bound Math/Science?

The Upward Bound Math/Science Program is an exciting opportunity for students who have an interest in the areas of science, math or computer science and have a desire to continue their education beyond high school.

What does Upward Bound Do?

Academic Year Activities

  • After School Meetings
  • ACT Workshops
  • Academic Instruction
  • Tutoring (as needed)
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Social and Cultural Activities

 

Summer Component Activities

  • Living on a College Campus
  • Classes in Core Subjects
  • ACT Prep
  • Career Counseling
  • Field Trips
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Social Activities
  • Dances
  • Talent Show
  • Pottery Classes

What does Upward Bound Cost?

Upward Bound is a federally funded program. All expenses for participants are paid for by the program. Covered expenses include books, supplies, room, board, group transportation, and tuition. Students are responsible for clothes, personal items, and laundry. Each student will receive a small stipend payment to offset the expense of personal items.
Students are asked to commit themselves to preparing for college by attending scheduled Upward Bound activities. The activities are designed to provide support in areas such as academic enrichment, career exploration, and college success.

How are you picked for Upward Bound?

The Upward Bound staff selects students from the 9th grade who may need academic enrichment to pursue a postsecondary education and who meet federal eligibility guidelines. In addition, recommendations of high school counselors and teachers are considered in selecting students. Upward Bound seeks students who are willing to commit to improving their academic future with the encouragement and help of the staff and program instructors. Do not miss out on your opportunity to be a part of the Upward Bound Program.

Eligibility

Eligibility for SOSU Upward Bound (2013)

Where to Apply?

Print this—> 2013 Student Application Form and turn it into your school counselor today!

Upward Bound is a federally funded program. All expenses for participants are paid for by the program. Covered expenses include books, supplies, room, board, group transportation, and tuition. Students are responsible for clothes, personal items, and laundry. Each student will receive a small stipend payment to offset the expense of personal items.