Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRiO program established to help high school students overcome social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Upward Bound seeks to first help students achieve academic success in and to graduate from high school, and secondly to encourage enrollment and persistence in post-secondary education. Students participate in weekly tutoring, monthly activities at the high school and on campus, and a residential summer program.
WVU Upward Bound serves students in grades 9 through 12 from Clay-Battelle, Grafton, and Preston high schools, who meet federal eligibility requirements. Eligible students must meet at least one of the following criteria: