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Upward Bound Services

During the School Year

Upward BoundTo ensure academic progress, Upward Bound remains in contact with the students through:

  • Monthly campus meetings
  • College campus tours
  • Academic testing and evaluation
  • Tutoring
  • Career exploration
  • Academic, financial aid and personal counseling
  • Preparation for college entrance exams
  • Post-secondary information and advisement
  • Mailings pertinent to their education

Throughout the year, students in good standing receive a small stipend (allowance).

During the Summer

Upward BoundStudents attend a six-week summer session on the OSU-Oklahoma City campus. The program provides transportation to and from campus and for all field trips. Students come five days a week and participate in a variety of structured activities including:

  • Academic enrichment classes in math, science, English, foreign language and computers
  • Life skill exercises and wellness opportunities
  • Student government activities
  • Recreational and cultural field trips
  • Social gatherings, such as dances, academic and sport competitions and an awards banquet
  • Internships for select students
  • Career assessment and exploration
  • Preparation for college entrance exams
  • College campus tour

After Graduation

Upward Bound To aid in the transition to college, graduating seniors can earn a Bridge Scholarship to use at OSU-Oklahoma City during the summer semester following their high school graduation. Upward Bound helps Bridge Scholars with enrollment, financial aid, study skills, tutoring, academic advisement and time management. Scholarship benefits can include:

  • Up to six credit hours of tuition and fees
  • Books and instructional supplies
  • Weekly stipends
  • Meals while on campus
  • Multi-night cultural trip

For more information contact

Upward Bound
Science Building Room 110
OSU-Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 945-8623