Upward BoundUniversity of Rochester’s College Prep program “Be the change you wish to see in the world” -Ghandi
Why should I be interested in Upward Bound?• I’m thinking about going to college after graduating from High School.• I want to be part of a program that will prepare me for the PSAT, SAT, and the ACT’s to enhance my chances of getting into college.• I’ve always been interested in going to college, but I don’t know what to do to get there.• Some of my classes are difficult and I need some assistance.• I need someone to talk to.• My grades are good, but I’m worried that my SAT scores are not high enough to get into college.• I want to go to the University of Rochester.• My parents have never been to college and I want to be the first person in my family to attend.• My family doesn’t have enough money to send me to college.• The Upward Bound Program is FREE.
What are the benefits?• 6 week Summer Program at the University of Rochester.• Students can broaden their horizons by going on college tours, visiting college fairs, and attending various cultural activities and events.• Internships and shadowing opportunities with Doctors, Scientists, and Musicians.• PSAT, SAT, and ACT fees are waived.• Juniors going into their senior year can earn college credit during the Summer Program.• 11th and 12th grade Upward Bound Participants will receive a monthly stipend.• One time application process.
What are the requirements to apply?• Must be a U.S. citizen.• Must have legal documents from the Immigration and Naturalization service to verify his or her intent to become a permanent resident.• Filed taxes for 2012 and/or have a signed document stating that you receive free/reduced lunch.• Potential first generation college student. (Neither parents has graduated from a 4 year University/College)• Low-income individual.• Has a need for academic support.• At least 13 years of age and no older than 19 years of age.• 9th or 10th grader