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Upward Bound

TRIO Day 2015Upward Bound students at baseball gameUpward Bound students in DSU with Big Red.Upward Bound students dancing with counselor2015 UB students at Gary Ransdell Hall2013 UB Summer2013 Campus Visit to Washington UniversityUpward Bound cooking lessonsUpward Bound summer Myrtle BeachJones-Jaggers Hall Building


UB students participate in TRIO Day at Eastern Kentucky University.

Summer 2014

UB summer program students attend a Bowling Green Hot Rods game.

UB students relax with Big Red

Dancing Lessons

Academic Counselor Derrick Veasey teaches students some dance moves.

Saturday Activity

UB students pose for a picture at Gary Ransdell Hall before a Saturday activity.

2015 Summer Program is coming soon.

Last year UB students went to Myrtle Beach. The 2015 destination will be announced soon.

UB students in Myrtle Beach

Cooking Lessons

Office Associate Bionca Washington cooks with students during a Saturday activity.

Summer 2014

UB summer program students in Myrtle Beach.

Jones-Jaggers Hall

Home of WKU Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded educational program based at Western Kentucky University (WKU). UB is dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and selecting students who are determined to succeed academically. Applicants must be either low income, according to current federal guidelines, and/or a potential first generation college student which means their parent(s) cannot have graduated from a four year postsecondary institution. This program serves 82 students from six schools in five south central Kentucky counties: Allen County-Scottsville, Butler County, Edmonson County, Hart County, Logan County, and Russellville High Schools.

The goal of UB is to prepare students for college academically, culturally, and socially. UB is a 12 month program which provides assistance with high school course selection, study skills, ACT preparation, college and career information, college selection, and financial aid application. Staff visit each high school twice per month throughout the school year to meet with students. Programs are presented once a month on Saturdays September through May on WKU’s campus. Students attend a six week residential program each summer which focuses on academics and provides cultural and social activities.


Contact Us

                          Upward Bound
                          Western Kentucky University
                          1906 College Heights Blvd #11098
                          Bowling Green, KY 42101-1098


                          Phone:  (270) 745-4873
                          Fax:       (270) 745-2031


                Campus Location & Hours:

                         Jones-Jaggers Hall, Room 100
                         WKU Main Campus                             
                         8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday







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