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Upward Bound

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a pre-college program which partners with high school students and their families to overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.

The Upward Bound Program is grant funded by the Department of Education and serves approximately 53,000 students in 722 Upward Bound programs at no cost.

Upward Bound Program Eligibility

Eligible students:
– Incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior at Freeport High School
– Potential first generation college students (neither parent/guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
– U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident of the U.S.
– Meet income guidelines

Program Services

– Academic advising and coaching
– College visits and information
– Cultural enrichment
– Financial aid and scholarship assistance
– SAT preparation
– Summer classes
– Career internships and community involvement
– Leadership training

Participating High Schools

-Freeport High School

Important Forms

Upward Bound Application
Parent Consent Form
Travel Waiver
Annual Update Form

Contact Us

For more information on the Upward Bound program at Highland Community College call 815-599-3485.