Prospective Upward Bound Students
ETSU Upward Bound is a federally funded college access program that is part of the TRiO Programs, we currently assist students attending one of 14 local schools within our target area. Our services including: on campus meetings, summer programs, trips, meals, and other accomidations during these times are provided completely free. While we have been part of ETSU and our school systems since 1983 we do not recruit students for ETSU and our goal is to help students find the college or university that is the best fit for them.
Students interested in joining ETSU Upward Bound will need to attend one of our targeted schools, meet eligibility requirements, and submit an application for review. Following a review of eligiblity and a selection process students will be notified if they have been accepted to the program or not by mail.
Upward Bound is not currently accepting applications for our program, please check back with us for more information on our plans for taking new students as soon as it is avaliable.
Who is eligible?
9th and 10th grade students who attend one of the following high schools in the local area:
- Cloudland High School
- Dobyns-Bennett High School
- Elizabethton High School
- Hampton High School
- Happy Valley High School
- Johnson County High School
- Science Hill High School
- Westridge High School (former Sullivan North, South, and Central High Schools)
- Sullivan East High Schooll
- Tennessee High School
- Unaka High School
- Unicoi County High School
- Students must meet one of the following criteria:
- Family household income must meet federal guidelines and/or
- neither parent obtained a four-year degree from a college or university.
Ready to Apply?
Students interested in applying to ETSU Upward Bound can begin the application process at the link below please use the link for the school you attend.
Please note that we ask for some tax documents as part of our process, however all documents will be kept confidential.
Also, applicants will be asked to submit contact information for a teacher recommendation.
Your teacher will recieve an email from us to complete the recommendation.
Now Accepting Applications
If you attend Westridge (former Central students), East, or Science HillUpward Bound is not currently accepting applications, please check back with us soon for more information.
If you attend Dobyns-Bennett, Westridge (former North and South students) or TN HighUpward Bound is not currently accepting applications, please check back with us soon for more information.
If you attend Cloudland, Elizabethton, Hampton, Happy Valley, Johnson Co., Unaka, or Unicoi Co.Upward Bound is not currently accepting applications, please check back with us soon for more information.
If you need any further assistance with the application or would like to request a paper application please contact us at (423) 439-5619 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org