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Upward Bound

Every year, 68 students are chosen to join Upward Bound on the UW-Whitewater campus to successfully get through high school and prepare for college. A Saturday program during the academic year and a six-week on-campus summer session also offer students an exclusive preview of university life.

Anyone interested in joining the Upward Bound Program must be a low-income or first-generation student with an interest in completing a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. Priority is given to students in the 9th or 10th grade so they may take full advantage of all program benefits. Students must also be attending one of the target high schools:

Racine: J.I. Case, Washington Park, William Horlick
Milwaukee: Alexander Hamilton, South Division

Many Upward Bound staff members were first-generation students and can help in so many ways. Other benefits include:

• ACT test preparation

• College preparation

• Year-round tutoring

• College attendance assistance

• Career exploration

• Networking with college-bound students

• Leadership skills, conferences and national field trip

• Cultural enrichment