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Hagerstown Community College Upward Bound

  • Hagerstown Community College Upward Bound
  • 11400 Robinwood Drive
  • Hagerstown, MD 21742
  • 240-500-2422
  • Danielle Donovan
  • Advising and Assessment Specialist
  • 240-500-2422

Program Description

The HCC TRiO: Upward Bound Program is a year-round college-preparatory program made possible through a $1.25 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. HCC Upward Bound is a program designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and college.

Upward Bound's mission is to assist low-income, and/or first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education by preparing them academically as well as socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. This is accomplished by providing participants with rigorous and nurturing academic courses; tutoring services; college-preparatory workshops; academic, college, and financial aid advising; career exploration; leadership opportunities; and cultural enrichment.

Upward Bound offers services to students through after-school programs and Saturday Academies during the school year as well as a six-week Summer Enrichment or Summer Bridge Programs. HCC's Upward Bound program will serve 70 students annually from North Hagerstown, South Hagerstown, Williamsport high schools, and Hancock Middle Senior High School.

Services Provided

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


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 70
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 90%