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Kennesaw State University Hiram Upward Bound

  • Christine Smith
  • Academic Advisor
  • (678) 951-6555

Program Description

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their Higher Education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: High School students from low-income families; High School students from families in which neither parent holds a Bachelor's degree; and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter Postsecondary Education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete Secondary Education and enroll in and Graduate from institutions of Postsecondary Education.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Georgia College & State University
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • Kansas State University
  • University of West Georgia
  • Xavier University