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Upward Bound Tennessee Wesleyan University

  • Ashlyn Hall
  • Academic Advisor
  • (423) 351-3477

Program Description

Upward Bound is a pre-college academic program located on the campus of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, TN. TWUB serves low-income high school students from surrounding counties who come from families where neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

The program can serve up to 65 ninth through twelfth grade students in Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk County schools. The grant awarded for 2018-2019 is $312,007. Upward Bound provides opportunities for participants to succeed in precollege performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 65
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Cleveland State University
  • Maryville College
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville