WKU Upward Bound

WKU Upward Bound The WKU Upward Bound program is a federally funded TRiO project which provides motivational, educational, and cultural enrichment to qualified high school
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Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded educational program based at Western Kentucky University (WKU). UB is dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and selecting students who are determined to succeed academically. Applicants must be either low income, according to current federal guidelines, and/or a potential first generation college student which means their parent(s) cannot have graduated from a four year post-secondary institution. This program serves 86 students from six schools in five south central Kentucky counties: Allen County-Scottsville, Butler County, Edmonson County, Hart County, Logan County, and Russellville High Schools. The goal of UB is to prepare students for college academically, culturally, and socially. UB is a 12 month program which provides assistance with high school course selection, study skills, ACT preparation, college and career information, college selection, and financial aid application. Staff visit each high school three times per month throughout the school year to meet with students. Programs are presented once a month on Saturdays September through May on WKU’s campus. Students attend a six week residential program each summer which focuses on academics and provides cultural and social activities.

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Black History Month Day 1Please meet Ruby Bridges , she was the first African American child to be integrated into white...
02/02/2021

Black History Month Day 1

Please meet Ruby Bridges , she was the first African American child to be integrated into white schools in the south in 1960.

Black History Month Day 1

Please meet Ruby Bridges , she was the first African American child to be integrated into white schools in the south in 1960.

UB students it’s that time again 🤗 we have our first Saturday session of the semester today ‼️
01/23/2021

UB students it’s that time again 🤗 we have our first Saturday session of the semester today ‼️

UB students it’s that time again 🤗 we have our first Saturday session of the semester today ‼️

Thanks to all who made it to our first virtual Saturday Session of the academic year. We look forward to our next sessio...
09/26/2020

Thanks to all who made it to our first virtual Saturday Session of the academic year. We look forward to our next session on October 17.

Big news!!! WKU guarantees 100% of tuition covered for any Kentucky Pell-eligible first time freshman with a 3.0 GPA.
09/17/2020

Big news!!! WKU guarantees 100% of tuition covered for any Kentucky Pell-eligible first time freshman with a 3.0 GPA.

Beginning in the fall of 2021, full-time, first-time freshmen from Kentucky who receive Pell Grant assistance and have at least a 3.00 high school GPA will be eligible to attend WKU tuition free. The Hilltopper Guarantee is WKU’s Commitment to the Commonwealth and closes the affordability gap for Kentucky students.

Building upon the changes to our freshman scholarship program announced last September, the Hilltopper Guarantee empowers Kentucky students who may not otherwise be able to afford college and gives them the opportunity to pursue their educational aspirations on the Hill.

Learn more at https://www.wku.edu/guarantee/

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WKU Upward Bound's cover photo
07/28/2020

WKU Upward Bound's cover photo

We are always proud of UB Class of 2019 member Morgan Todd, but we're especially proud of her leadership and advocacy th...
06/17/2020
Young people leading the way

We are always proud of UB Class of 2019 member Morgan Todd, but we're especially proud of her leadership and advocacy through the Fifth and Morgan organization.

The youthful organizers for the peaceful protest that took place in Russellville on Sunday are offering thanks to those that helped make the event possible. &l

The tradition continues. The summer program begins Sunday with check-in.  Team competitions also kick off on Sunday. Wha...
06/11/2020

The tradition continues. The summer program begins Sunday with check-in. Team competitions also kick off on Sunday. What team will you be on?

Today we celebrate Alexandria Rigdon! Alex is smart, level-headed, and easy going. We'll miss her cool disposition.
05/22/2020

Today we celebrate Alexandria Rigdon! Alex is smart, level-headed, and easy going. We'll miss her cool disposition.

Today we celebrate Renee Hewitt! Renee is intelligent, independent, and fiercely driven. We thank her for her dedication...
05/19/2020

Today we celebrate Renee Hewitt! Renee is intelligent, independent, and fiercely driven. We thank her for her dedication to Upward Bound and her intended service to our country.

We love our students!
05/18/2020

We love our students!

Today with celebrate the other half of our double trouble team, Caitlin Beasley. Caitlin is smart, fun, and always ready...
05/18/2020

Today with celebrate the other half of our double trouble team, Caitlin Beasley. Caitlin is smart, fun, and always ready for a laugh. We'll miss you, Caitlin!

WKU Upward Bound's cover photo
05/15/2020

WKU Upward Bound's cover photo

Some memories from the incredible Upward Bound class of 2020. (Pardon the generic music. My sappy soundtrack was apparen...
05/15/2020
Check out my Smilebox creation!

Some memories from the incredible Upward Bound class of 2020. (Pardon the generic music. My sappy soundtrack was apparently causing this to crash.)

Banner Grad Slideshow

05/15/2020

Just a reminder that one of us will be in each county tomorrow to recheck technology supplies and distribute certificates and gifts.

ACSHS-10:00
HCHS-2:15
BCHS-3:00
RHS (For RHS and LCHS)-3:00
ECHS-3:15

Today we celebrate a great athlete, Journey Alford! Journey is smart and feisty. No only does she look cool on swamp tou...
05/13/2020

Today we celebrate a great athlete, Journey Alford! Journey is smart and feisty. No only does she look cool on swamp tours (as evidenced by this pic from our trip to New Orleans), but she can kick your butt on the soccer field. Good luck at Union this fall!

Today we celebrate our favorite goofball extraordinaire, Miranda Pilgrim! Miranda is smart, hard working, and driven, bu...
05/08/2020

Today we celebrate our favorite goofball extraordinaire, Miranda Pilgrim! Miranda is smart, hard working, and driven, but it’s her good natured silliness that we’ll miss the most. (Miranda (left) is shown with TC Hall of Famer Brittney Gruber at the Empire State Building.)

It's Bionca's birthday today, y'all! Send some love her way on this rainy day.
05/08/2020

It's Bionca's birthday today, y'all! Send some love her way on this rainy day.

Today we celebrate one of the kindest UB kiddos. Tiana Scheiter is sweet, thoughtful, and incredibly hard working. Her d...
05/06/2020

Today we celebrate one of the kindest UB kiddos. Tiana Scheiter is sweet, thoughtful, and incredibly hard working. Her drive and empathy will carry her far. Congratulations Tiana! We're so proud of you.

Today we celebrate 50% of the most giggly duo in Upward Bound. Jadyn Rowe is not only the world's biggest Supernatural f...
05/05/2020

Today we celebrate 50% of the most giggly duo in Upward Bound. Jadyn Rowe is not only the world's biggest Supernatural fan, but she's pretty super in her own right. Jadyn is intelligent, fun, and always positive. We look forward to seeing her on campus.

Today we celebrate BreAnna Gidcumb. BreAnna is smart, organized, and persistent. She's undergone numerous shoulder surge...
05/04/2020

Today we celebrate BreAnna Gidcumb. BreAnna is smart, organized, and persistent. She's undergone numerous shoulder surgeries throughout her time in UB, but she's never let that stop her from fully participating. Congratulations BreAnna!

Today we celebrate the unstoppable force of nature known as Ania Hardesty. Ania is a natural born leader. She's smart, s...
04/29/2020

Today we celebrate the unstoppable force of nature known as Ania Hardesty. Ania is a natural born leader. She's smart, strong, and one of the absolute funniest people you will ever meet. Congratulations Ania!

It's Sidney Tennison's day. Sidney has grown up so much during her time in Upward Bound. She's sweet, kind, and uses her...
04/28/2020

It's Sidney Tennison's day. Sidney has grown up so much during her time in Upward Bound. She's sweet, kind, and uses her fun personality to make new participants feel welcome. Congratulations Sidney!

Today we celebrate Garrett Pippin! Garrett (right) is one of the jolliest Upward Bound seniors. Garrett's always up for ...
04/27/2020

Today we celebrate Garrett Pippin! Garrett (right) is one of the jolliest Upward Bound seniors. Garrett's always up for a laugh, does great impressions of UB counselors, and always looks out for the staff. (Now is probably a good time to tell you that seniors were able to choose their own photos.)

Today we celebrate Jasmaine Loving. Jasmaine is a great photographer, a strong advocate for herself, and is always a cha...
04/23/2020

Today we celebrate Jasmaine Loving. Jasmaine is a great photographer, a strong advocate for herself, and is always a champ at community service activities.

We'll be spotlighting our seniors over the next few weeks. First up, the one and only Lilly Gunter. Lilly is smart, deep...
04/21/2020

We'll be spotlighting our seniors over the next few weeks. First up, the one and only Lilly Gunter. Lilly is smart, deeply kind, fun, and always on top of things. Congratulations Lilly!

The UB crew is still hard at work planning the 2020 summer program. We've already had five zoom meetings this week with ...
04/02/2020

The UB crew is still hard at work planning the 2020 summer program. We've already had five zoom meetings this week with more to come.

03/12/2020

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, WKU Upward Bound has cancelled/postponed all spring semester face-to-face events.

We will continue serving all participants. We will simply change the delivery of these services. We are reaching out by phone, Remind, and other virtual services. Your counselor will communicate additional information in the coming days. Students always have access to 24 hour, on demand, one-on-one online tutoring. Counselors will continue assisting students with academic progress, scholarship essay revisions, financial aid verification, and the many other services we provide this time of year.

We miss you and look forward to seeing you soon. We are still planning for the summer program. The deadline to apply for summer is March 22.

Students and parents should contact their counselor directly. All others, please call (270) 745-4917 or email [email protected] if you need any assistance.

WKU Upward Bound's cover photo
02/11/2020

WKU Upward Bound's cover photo

WKU Upward Bound's cover photo
01/06/2020

WKU Upward Bound's cover photo

Congrats to TC extraordinaire, Brittney Gruber, WKU class of 2019.
12/13/2019

Congrats to TC extraordinaire, Brittney Gruber, WKU class of 2019.

Tutoring, workshops, field trips, festivals, boat rides, ACT boot camps, oh my. The fall semester had everything (except...
12/13/2019

Tutoring, workshops, field trips, festivals, boat rides, ACT boot camps, oh my. The fall semester had everything (except a trip to Jackson's Orchard). We look forward to more fun times in the spring.

Tutoring, workshops, field trips, festivals, boat rides, ACT boot camps, oh my. The fall semester had everything (except a trip to Jackson's Orchard). We look forward to more fun times in the spring.

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1906 College Heights Blvd, # 11098
Bowling Green, KY
42101

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(270) 745-4873

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