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Washington State University (Spokane Upward Bound)

  • Jenna McCoy
  • Director
  • (509) 258-7365

Program Description

Washington State University's Upward Bound program helps students gain the academic skills and motivation they need for success in high school, college, and everyday life. Established in 2004, the program is designed for high school students in grades 9-12 and specifically targets four high schools in Washington's Ferry and Stevens counties: Columbia, Inchelium, Mary Walker, and Wellpinit. The program provides support and programming during the academic year, followed by a four-week summer residential program that provides students with a preview of the college experience, including living in a campus dorm.

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
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Between 50% and 75%