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Upward Bound Scholarships

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Upward Bound Scholar Athlete Award (UBSAA):

Eligibility: The UBSAA is a one-time, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship presented to a graduating high school senior from Ohio University Upward Bound. The student must be a full time undergraduate student attending the Ohio University Athens campus in the fall following high school graduation. 
The student must demonstrate financial need and academic talent, as determined by the Upward Bound program. This includes:
  • First generation college student
  • Student with financial need
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • 21 or higher combined ACT score
  • Consistent participation in Upward Bound activities, events, and advising during the Academic Year Phase and Summer Residential Phase
  • A minimum of 24 hours of community service (which can be obtained through consistent participation in Upward Bound)
Lastly, the student must have previous involvement in an athletic extra-curricular activity associated with the local school system, intramural league, or community based organization. Eligible participation should be substantive (i.e. season-long), depending on the type of activity. This is MANDATORY for eligibility for the UBSAA.
Selection Procedure and Criteria: Recipients will be chose principally on the following content.
  • Application
  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • One from a high school administrator/faculty member, and
  • The other from a community professional.
  • A senior file (as required by all UB students) complete with the following information submitted to the office
    • ACT/SAT score(s)
    • Acceptance letters from colleges/universities
    • Financial aid awards and scholarship letters
    • Most recent transcript, including cumulative GPA
ApplicationUBSAA Application – Please complete and return this application, along with other required materials, to or the UB office.
Past Recipients:
Heaven Herrold
Vinton County High School,
Ohio University class of 2018
Dallas Cordle
Logan High School,
Ohio University class of 2017
Chase Goodwin
Vinton County High School,
Ohio University class of 2017
Kellan Gamble
Miller High School, 
Ohio University class of 2015
Brady Ratcliffe
Chillicothe High School,
Ohio University class of 2014