ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 6, 2006) -- If you know a high school sophomore who excels academically, please encourage him or her to apply to Ohio University's Upward Bound, part of a national college-access program that helps promising students earn their bachelor's degrees.
Housed in the Ohio University College of Education, Upward Bound provides tutoring, advising, preparation for the ACT or SAT, financial aid and assistance completing and submitting college applications. Students attend monthly workshops at Ohio University's Athens campus and six-week, academically-intensive summer sessions that simulate the college experience.
Eligibility is determined based on annual family income and/or potential first-generation college student status. Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative g.p.a. and sophomore standing at an Upward Bound-participating high school.
For details and to download an application, visit www.coe.ohiou.edu/centers-partnerships/centers/upward-bound. You can also contact your high school guidance counseling office or Ohio University's Upward Bound program toll free at 1-866-593-0728. The application deadline is Nov. 1.
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