What Is Upward Bound?
Nationally, Upward Bound was established by the Higher Education Act of 1965. It is a federally funded pre-college program designed to generate in its participants the skills and motivation necessary for the completion of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education.
Loyola University New Orleans Upward Bound provides educational assistance to program participants who attend the following target schools: Helen Cox, John Ehret, L.W. Higgins, and West Jefferson High Schools.
Who Is Eligible?
- Any high school freshman, sophomore, or junior who meets the following criteria may apply for admission into the Program:
- A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or national of the U.S., its territories, properties, or trusts and meet income guidelines as set by the U.S. Dept. of Education
- A potential first-generation college student
- Currently attends one of our four (4) target schools
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Is committed to participation in a year-round educational program
Academic and personal advising
- Study and test-taking skills
- College preparation
- ACT/SAT Information
College exploration and assistance
- College and career awareness activities
- College tours
- Financial aid and scholarship information
- Assistance with college admissions and financial aid forms
Academic and summer components
- Provides instruction and tutoring in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Foreign languages.