About ETSU Upward Bound

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is an academic support programdesigned to increase high school students' opportunities in attending college.

Who is eligible for Upward Bound?

There are over 240 students in our program from Cloudland, Unaka, Hampton, Happy Valley, Elizabethton, Johnson County, Unicoi County, Washington County, and Sullivan County High Schools. Students must meet at least one of the following criteria in order to be accepted into the program: 1) family income meets federal guidelines, and/or 2) neither parent obtained a degree from a four-year college. Students start the three/four-year program in the beginning of their freshman or sophomore year and remain in the program until they begin their college career.

2013 Recruitment Schedule:


Recruitment for the 2013-2014 Upward Bound academic year is over. Please contact us for more information at 423-439-5619.

Recent Local News articles about Upward Bound:

ETSU Upward Bound Gets 1 Million in Continued Funding

Upward Bound Students Get Their Feet Wet

Clarissa's Upward Bound Experience

Stormie's Upward Bound Experience