Enroll in Upward Bound now to succeed in college

by admin2. November 2008 19:00

Students from low-income families who would like to be the first in their family to get a college degree can still apply for the Upward Bound program provided by Moraine Park Technical College for the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and Ripon high schools.


The application must be turned in by Nov. 14. For questions about eligibility, the application process and Upward Bound in general, contact Joyce Atkins, Moraine Park Upward Bound grant activity associate, at 920-924-6381 or jatkins@morainepark.edu.


Moraine Park Upward Bound staff will be at the following locations:


·         Moraine Park Regional Center at Ripon High School, Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

·         Fond du Lac High School cafeteria, Friday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

·         Beaver Dam High School cafeteria, Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Parents and students are welcome to drop in; no appointments are needed.


A pre-college program of the U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound serves students in grades 9-12 through high school graduation and provides academic support, mentoring and assistance with the college admissions process. Students who are in grades 9-11, meet federal low-income levels and have parents who don’t hold bachelor’s degrees can apply for the program.