Upward bound accepting applications

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The Lyndon State College Upward Bound program has begun accepting applications for new students for the 2018 academic year and summer residential program. Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education that is committed to providing modest-income, first generation, college bound students the academic background, college preparatory experiences, and support needed to succeed in college immediately after high school. Eligible students must be in ninth or tenth grade and meet at least one of the following criteria: they will be the first in their family to obtain a four-year college degree, and/or are from a modest income family.

Each year students are selected from ten area high schools in the Northeast Kingdom and Northern New Hampshire including: Canaan Memorial, Craftsbury Academy, Hazen Union High School, Lake Region Union High School, and Lyndon Institute.

Students spend six weeks of their summers on the campus of Lyndon State College where they: take college preparatory courses including SAT prep, hold volunteer work study positions in the local community to explore careers, and spend evenings engaged in a variety of activities designed to expand their educational opportunities and promote cultural and inter-personal growth in preparation for post-secondary education. Upward Bound also provides academic guidance, support, and other opportunities to students throughout the school year. While in the program students have the opportunity to participate in community service, attend leadership events, college tours, and financial aid and college planning workshops. Upward Bound is free for any eligible participating student.

Applications can be found at participating high schools and online at lyndonstate.edu/academics/upward-bound/.

For more information, please contact Rick Williams in the Upward Bound office at (802) 626-5000. — from Lyndon State College Upward Bound.

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