How to Qualify

Upward Bound serves students who have the potential to become the first generation in their families to complete a college education.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be in 9th grade at Clovis High School Freshman Academy or 10th grade or 11th grade at Clovis High School or Early College High School
  • Come from a family in which neither parent has graduated from a four-year college and/or meets the low-income criteria mandated by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Selection is also based on your academic need for UB services, recommendations from teachers and guidance counselors and a personal interview
  • Have a desire to go to college after high school graduation

How much does Upward Bound cost?

Besides your full commitment, NOTHING! There is no cost to UB students. All costs associated with participating throughout each year are paid by Upward Bound (i.e. food, housing, recreation, supplies, tutors, and transportation). Upward Bound is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and Clovis Community College . In fact, to ensure the Upward Bound students are not faced with an inordinate financial struggle, stipends are paid to students each month based on participation and academic progress.