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Chadron State College Upward Bound

  • Chadron State College Upward Bound
  • 1000 Main Street
  • Chadorn, NE 69337
  • 308-432-6390
  • Dr. Maggie Smith-Bruehlman
  • Director, Upward Bound
  • 308-432-6390

Program Description

The Upward Bound (UB) Program assists high school students in developing the academic skills and motivation needed to successfully complete high school and to enter college upon graduation. Students receive educational, cultural and social experiences that will help prepare them to enter and succeed in college. UB students receive academic advising, after-school tutoring, weekend study skills workshops and opportunities to visit colleges and universities. Upward Bound offers an academic year and summer component.

The Upward Bound Mission

Identify qualified youth who are low-income and potential first-generation college students.

Generate skills and motivation necessary for success in completing high school and enrolling in postsecondary education.

Encourage youth in the program to remain in and complete secondary education.

Encourage youth to enroll in postsecondary education and graduate.

Success Stories

"I aspire to open my own company someday. Upward Bound has been a great opportunity for me and is for anyone to have life experiences and prepare for college." - Serie Andres

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Chadron State College
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus
  • Eastern Wyoming College
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western Nebraska Community College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 76%