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TAMUCC Upward Bound Program Eligibility:

§645.3   Who is eligible to participate in an Upward Bound project?

An individual is eligible to participate in a Regular Upward Bound project if the individual meets all of the following requirements:

(a)(1) Is a citizen or national of the United States.

(2) Is a permanent resident of the United States.

(3) Is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his or her intent to become a permanent resident.

(4) Is a permanent resident of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

(5) Is a resident of the Freely Associated States—the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau.

(b) Is—

(1) A potential first-generation college student;

(2) A low-income individual; or

(3) An individual who has a high risk for academic failure.

(c) Has a need for academic support, as determined by the grantee, in order to pursue successfully a program of education beyond high school.

(d) At the time of initial selection, has completed the eighth grade and is at least 13 years old but not older than 19, although the Secretary may waive the age requirement if the applicant demonstrates that the limitation would defeat the purposes of the Upward Bound program.

Application Process for Upward Bound Central Program and Upward Bound North Program

Applicant must attend one of the following high schools:

  • Upward Bound Central Program: Moody High School & West Oso High School
  • Upward Bound North Program: Miller High School & Coles High School

Directions for eligible applicants to Apply:

  1. Click on the appropriate Upward Bound Program Icon on the Upward Bound Home Page
  2. Then Click on the Application Icon for your school’s program.
  3. Print the application and the Applicant questionnaire.
  4. The student and parent/guardian must complete and sign the Student Participant Application.
  5. Student complete the Applicant Questionnaire.

The completed application must be turned in with the accompanying questionnaire form to the Upward Bound Program staff at your school before a student will be considered for admittance.