TRiO Upward Bound

The U.S. Department of Education has renewed funding for the Lourdes University Upward Bound program. Throughout the five-year grant period, Lourdes University will receive $1,287,500 or $257,500 each year. The renewal is effective September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2022.  The U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound program was established in 1965 to help American high school students attain a post-secondary education.

“We are pleased to continue offering this vital program to students enrolled at Waite and Woodward High Schools. In addition to the standard program activities, this renewal funding provides for a residential immersion component allowing rising seniors to receive the full college experience,” says Tonya Colbert, Director of the Lourdes Upward Bound program.

Each year, up to 50 Waite and Woodward High School students will participate in the program. Throughout the academic year, they will receive academic instruction and tutoring and participate in a six-week summer program on the Lourdes University campus.

During the on-campus summer program, students will receive:

  • Intensive one-on-one academic instruction
  • Financial literacy training
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Exposure to the latest higher education digital technology
  • Valuable workshops and training
  • Best tips for transitioning to college
  • Tour universities
  • Learn more about math and science at local, regional and national venues
  • Rising seniors will live on campus for one week as part of the residential immersion component

2017 Upward Bound Summer Program

On Monday, June 5, the Lourdes Upward Bound program welcomed 40 Waite and Woodward High School students for the six-week program. The program concludes on Tuesday, July 11 with the Upward Bound Educational Excursion to Washington, D.C.

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