Upward Bound is a federal TRIO grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education whose goal is to offer high school students the opportunity to attend and complete college. The program provides high school students with fundamental support in academic tutoring, advising, career and social skills while also providing cultural experiences and travel.
Qualifying students are from low-income and first generation families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. Upward Bound students are selected based on academic need and recommendations from their teachers, principals and other educators.
Students are recruited into the Upward Bound program as high school sophomores and complete the program when they graduate high school. Upward Bound tracks the postsecondary enrollment and graduation of all students who enter the program and graduate. The long term goal of Upward Bound and our staff is to earn your college diploma!
DSCC Upward Bound Program is currently funded to serve 76 students in the following area high schools:
- Dyer County High School
- Halls High School
- Lake County High School
- Peabody High School