Purpose and Objectives

Emporia State University Upward Bound is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education TRiO program designed to increase a participant's motivation to complete high school and a four year post secondary education. Emporia State University has graciously provided facilities to host two programs, while the federal government has provided the financial support used for program operations. Listed below are some of the program's objectives:

  • Upward Bound will select participants who meet program requirements, including a stated interest in pursuing a four-year college degree. Upward Bound will provide the participants with tutoring and other supportive services in preparation for admission into and success while in college.  Qualifying high school seniors will be offered a  summer college "Bridge" program that allows students to take college level classes.