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Upward Bound Classic

UB 

 

Upward Bound Classic 

 

Upward Bound Students

What is UBCL?

Upward Bound Classic is a pre-college program for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to prepare them for education beyond high school. UBCL seeks to assist students who demonstrate an academic potential for higher education and who meet federal income guidelines and students whose parents do not have a bachelor’s degree. Click here to download a brochure.

Mission Statement

To promote postsecondary education and student empowerment of area low-income and first generation high school students.

Who is Eligible for Services?

To receive free services, a student must

  • Show a strong interest in preparing for and attending college
  • Be enrolled in public school in Montgomery, Polk, or Scott county
  • Meet qualification guidelines
  • Show a willingness to commit to the program

Cost

No cost exists to participate in UBCL or UBMS. Both programs are funded 100% by a grant from the U.S.
Department of Education.

Apply Now!!

Talk with your school counselor or call /email an Upward Bound representative today to receive additional information and complete an application. Click here to download an application or contact your counselor!

Schedule of Activities

Academic Year

  • Weekly sessions - Students meet after school one hour per week with UB staff. Students can expect the following activities:
    • Character building and personal assessments
    • Academic guidance/study skills
    • Leadership development
    • College admissions assistance
    • Financial aid assistance
    • Scholarship searches
  • Saturday Workshops - Both UBLC and UBMS meet approximately two Saturdays per month. Students can expect the following activities:
    • Career exploration
    • Educational and cultural trips
    • Math/science workshops
    • ACT preparation
    • ACT tests junior/senior year
    • Campus tours
  • Tutoring Services - Free tutoring services are available at each student's school.

Summer

  • Summer Academy - Rising 9th –11th graders participate in a six-week summer program to prepare for the following academic year. Students will have the opportunity to attend campus tours as well.
  • Rising 12th grade students and graduates typically have the opportunity to enroll in college coursework.

 

For More Information Contact:

 

Amanda Seidenzahl
Director, Upward Bound Programs
(479) 394-7622, Ext. 1633
Schools: ASMSA, Mena 12th, Cossatot 12th

 Amanda Seidenzahl
   
     


UB Programs Outreach Representative
(479) 394-7622, Ext. 1631
Schools: Cossatot 9th - 11th, Waldron 12th, Mena 10th - 11th

 

 

 

 

       
         

Elizabeth Davis
UBCL Outreach Representative
479-394-7622, Ext. 1632
Schools: Mt. Ida, Acorn, Mena 9th

 

 

 

 

Lana McDonald
UBMS Outreach Representative            
479-394-7622, Ext. 1634
Schools: Oden, Caddo Hills, Waldron 9th - 11th

 

 

Want to Know More About TRIO?? 


Check out these Websites

Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs
Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs

Council for Opportunity in Education Advocating Trio

Department of Education

Need Help With Financial AId??

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Request Duplicate Pin Number
The Guide to Federal Student Aid
Free Scholarship Search 
FastWeb 
Scholarship Experts 
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

UBCL is funded to serve 73 students in grades 9-12 in the public schools of Polk, Scott, and Montgomery counties. 2013-2014 budget:  $321,631; 100% funded through federal TRIO funds

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