If you have not recently submitted an application to OU Upward Bound, please know that space is limited. We will contact students in order of submission.
Through a generous grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education and the kind sponsorship of the University of Oklahoma, 63 students are chosen from the Oklahoma City metro target schools of U.S. Grant High School, Northwest Classen High School, Millwood High School, and Santa Fe South High School to become a part of a unique program called Upward Bound.
For over 50 years Upward Bound programs have been providing students from first-generation, low-income, and underprivileged backgrounds with education and opportunities to help them both excel and graduate high school, and ultimately attend the post-secondary college or university of their choice.
We provide these services to students through the academic year and summer portions of our program free of charge; in addition, these students have the opportunity to earn stipends through their participation and attendance.
The Academic Year Program provides in-school advising, academic support, and community service opportunities during the school year.
During the academic year OU Upward Bound provides:
The Summer Academic Institute is held on the OU Norman campus in June and July for a total of six weeks. Students stay on campus during the week giving them the opportunity to experience living and learning like a college student while still in high school
Each week, the Summer Academic Institute provides:
Students who participate in the entire summer program and maintain exemplary behavior are eligible for an out-of-state summer college tour lasting a maximum of six days after the camp ends. OUUB Staff can determine who and who may not participate in the trip.
Is your school not covered by OU Upward Bound? We want you to find a TRIO program for you!
All programs support and promote college success and we do not specifically direct students to our host instiutions, nor do our programs give students preferential treatment.
Here are links to all the programs in the Oklahoma City, Putnam City, Yukon, Mid-Del, and Moore metros.
Upward Bound Programs:
(Talent Search has many things in common with Upward Bound - except it starts with students as young as 6th grade and offers a different kind of summer programming.)
TRIO Professional Organizations: