Upward Bound

Upward Bound

About Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a program offered by the University of Cincinnati Clermont College and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  Our goal is to provide enrichment, information and direction to high school students who attend our target schools, so they can become successfully enrolled in college after high school graduation.

The Upward Bound Program was first created in 1965 through Federal Congressional Legislation, funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.  Upward Bound is one of the two oldest educational programs funded by the Federal Government; it is the first of seven educational programs now grouped under the name “TRIO Programs”.  Upward Bound Programs exist on college campuses across the United States, with more than 750 programs in operation.  

Upward Bound at UC Clermont, part of Ohio TRIO has served students in Clermont and Brown Counties, since 1995. 63% of our graduates since 1996 whom we are able to contact (56 of 89) are in college or have graduated.

Upward Bound
UC Clermont

1981 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone:  513-558-7432
Fax: 513-732-1534


Upward Bound at UC Clermont is funded to serve a total of 72 students selected annually from the following area high schools:

      Batavia High School

      Bethel-Tate High School

      Clermont Northeastern High School

      Felicity-Franklin High School

      Georgetown High School

      Goshen High School

      Western Brown High School

      Williamsburg High School


What Does Upward Bound Offer?

During the course of regularly scheduled meetings, Upward Bound students are provided many services and experiences, such as:

  • Advising Services – assistance in college selection, admissions information, applying for financial aid
  • Career Exploration – identifying interests, strengths, and values;  internship opportunities
  • Cultural Experiences- field trips and  workshops with cultural emphasis
  • Educational Opportunities – Summer Academy, Summer Bridge Scholarship
  • Leadership Development – opportunities to attend State and Regional Conferences
  • Tutoring Services – provided at participating high schools, as needed

How to Join

High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors from participating high schools are eligible to apply. Applications are available from your high school counselors or by contacting one of the Upward Bound Staff at UC Clermont.  Students are selected based on requirements set by Federal Grant guidelines.  Eligibility criteria include applicants having neither parent with a four year college degree and /or meeting income requirements.

Upward Bound’s Mission Statement

Upward Bound at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College encourages life-long learning through a learning community that enables high school students in Clermont and Brown Counties to develop and enhance the intellectual, cultural and social skills necessary for success in postsecondary education.

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program.  Members of Congress are interested in hearing from you about the services we provide.

Contact information for Representative Brad Wenstrup:

The Honorable Brad Wenstrup
United States House of Representatives
Phone: (202) 225-3164 Fax: (202) 225-1992
Email: http://wenstrup.house.gov/contact


Contact information for Senator Sherrod Brown:

The Honorable Sherrod Brown
United States Senate
Phone: (202) 224-2315 Fax: (202) 228-6321
Email: http://brown.senate.gov/contact

Contact Information for Senator Rob Portman:

The Honorable Rob Portman
United States Senate
Phone: (202) 224-3353  Fax: (202) 228-6321
Email: http://portman.senate.gov



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