Upward Bound

Upward Bound Program Description
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded TCC $1 million dollars for a four-year TRIO Upward Bound project. Upward Bound provides student support services to prepare 50 high school students to enter and persist in programs of higher education. Through academic and career counseling, regular tutoring sessions, field trips, financial aid and admissions assistance, this program fully engages first-generation and/or low-income students in pursuing college degrees.

Upward Bound Services

  • Six-week summer programs held at Northeast Campus, with one week in residence at The University of Tulsa.
  • Hands-on research and service learning (community service) projects.
  • Regular tutoring.
  • ACT preparation.
  • College tours.
  • College and career guidance.
  • Financial aid and college application assistance.
  • Cultural and family enrichment activities and events.
  • Internships with local businesses and agencies.

Upward Bound Eligibility Requirements
The TCC Upward Bound office is located at Northeast Campus. Targeted high schools are East Central, Nathan Hale, Will Rogers and Memorial. Students from these schools who have completed the eighth grade up to high school juniors are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students with an academic need who have low scores on Oklahoma assessment tests and the ACT test (if applicable).

TCC will meet the low-income, first-generation requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education with two-thirds of participants being both low-income and first-generation college students and one-third being either low-income or first-generation. Federal poverty guidelines define low income as an individual from a family whose taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Documentation is required.

Contact Information
TCC Upward Bound Program
Northeast Campus, Suite 1102