Upward Bound is Building A Better You!
The purpose of the Upward Bound Program is to generate, in low-income and first generation high school students, the academic strength, skills, and motivation required to ensure their success in postsecondary education. The program is designed to better prepare selected students to enter and complete a postsecondary educational program after the completion of high school.
- Attend 16 Saturday sessions at the University throughout the academic school year
- Attend a six-week summer residential program
- Live on campus at Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy during the Upward Bound summer residential program
- Attend academic and cultural classes designed to provide educational and cultural experiences.
Who Should Apply?
- Students who are currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade.
- Students whose family's taxable income is no more than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines
- Students whose parents have not graduated from a 4-year college or university (first generation college students)
- Students who meet either or both of the above criteria will be selected for participation in the program based on their individual interests, needs, ability to benefit from the program, and availability of positions in the program
Math Science Upward Bound
The Southeastern Louisiana University's Upward Bound Math & Science Center is a federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare eligible high school students for successful admission into and completion of post-secondary degree programs that will lead to careers in mathematics and/or science.This program assists students in the development of critical thinking, scientific, and analytical skills. Students will be given the opportunity to work in various laboratory environments, will be given hands-on computer experience and will be provided the opportunity to receive college credit in freshman math and science courses.
Who should apply?
Students who are currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade
Students who meet either or both of the following criteria
Students whose family's taxable income is no more than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines
Students whose parents have not graduated from a 4-year college or university (first generation college students)
Attending one of the following schools:
St. Helena and Washington Parish schools: Franklinton, Pine, Mt. Hermon or St. Helena Central high
Tangipahoa Parish schools: Amite, Hammond, Independence, Kentwood, Loranger, Pontchtoula or Sumner high.
At least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and at least a 2.0 GPA in math and science classes is preferred, but not required.
General Information for UB/MSUB Students & Parents
Math Science Upward Bound Nomination Form
*WIll not be used for 2020-2021 Program year due to COVID-19.*
Students must include the Nomination Form with their application materials to be completed by a math or science teacher.
Why Choose Upward Bound?