Eligibility/Students Served

An individual is eligible to participate in Upward Bound project if the individual meets all of the following four requirements:


(1) Is a citizen or national of the United States OR

(2) Is a permanent resident of the United States OR

(3) Is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his or her intent to become a permanent resident.


(1) A potential first-generation college student AND/OR

(2) A low-income individual AND/OR

(3) An individual who has a high risk for academic failure.

(c) Has a need for academic support, as determined by the director of Upward Bound, in order to pursue successfully a program of education beyond high school.

(d) At the time of initial selection, has completed the eighth grade and is at least 13 years old but not older than 19.

The student must also attend or be entering one of the six high schools served by Simpson College Upward Bound: East, Lincoln, North, Indianola, Norwalk or Southeast Warren.