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Baldwin Wallace University Upward Bound

  • Baldwin Wallace University Upward Bound
  • Burrell Observatory
    42 E. Fifth Avenue
  • Berea, OH 44017
  • (440) 826-2208
  • 1968
  • Michael Carlisle
  • Academic Coordinator
  • (440) 826-2259

Program Description

The TRIO Upward Bound program is a college preparatory program for high school students from low-income households who have the potential to be first-generation college students. In existence at Baldwin Wallace since 1968, Upward Bound gives participants the tools they need to achieve their highest potential. As a TRIO program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, all services are free to participants.

What are some of the services provided?

    • Academic advising: helping you to schedule the proper courses to meet college entrance requirements
    • Fee waivers for ACT and SAT tests
    • College application fee waivers
    • Career exploration
    • College exploration
    • Financial aid assistance
    • Application fee waivers
    • Scholarship application assistance
    • College tour trips
    • Cultural outings to museums, sporting events, theater performances and other educational trips

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Other
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
    • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 96
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 25% and 50%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Cleveland State University
  • Cuyahoga Community College District
  • Kent State University at Kent
  • University of Akron Main Campus
  • University of Toledo