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Oklahoma State University - Stillwater (Upward Bound)

  • Oklahoma State University - Stillwater (Upward Bound)
  • 422 Scott Hall
  • Stillwater, OK 74078
  • 405-744-5335
  • Kayla Wedel-Lobsinger
  • Academic Coordinator
  • 405-744-9378

Program Description

Upward Bound is a college preparatory program designed to provide academic skills and motivation for students who are interested in pursuing an educational program beyond high school. Low-income and first generation college students generally enter the program in the 9th or 10th grade and remain through graduation from high school and entry into college.

Upward Bound gives the high school student a chance to learn first-hand what college life is all about and helps the student develop skills necessary to succeed in college. The program emphasizes reading, writing, math, science, and study skills. Personal, career, and academic counseling is also provided.

Upward Bound is one of the federally-funded "TRIO" programs that allows selected educational institutions or agencies to provide fundamental support to participants in preparation for college entrance.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • 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


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 30%
  • White: 49%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 8%
  • African American: 10%

Education Level and
Number of Students

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

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%