Atlanta – Gwinnett Upward Bound
You are eligible if:
9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from project's target schools within the Atlanta Public and Gwinnett County school systems are eligible for the program. Students must meet the first-generation and federal income requirement guidelines. Students who are homeless children or youth, students who are in foster care or other disconnected students are eligible for the program. Students will be required to receive recommendations from their school counselors and teachers.
Project Target Schools include:
Berkmar High School
Meadowcreek High School
Central Gwinnett High School
Booker T. Washington High School
Frederick Douglass High School
How do I Apply?
Please download the form Atlanta - Gwinnett Upward Bound Program. A complete application consists of: application, recommendations, income verification, and a copy of an updated transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee admission into the Upward Bound Program.
The program works through individual grants, each of which covers a restricted geographical area and provides services to 63 students annually. The program provides:
- Academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages
- Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, and education services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students
- The opportunity to participate in a six week summer residential academic program on the campus of a major university
- Educational field trips which supplement classroom activities
- Ability to use the computer center, sports facilities, library, and other campus venues
- Cultural enrichment activities such as visits to museums, plays, and art exhibits
- Programs and activities that are specifically designed for students who are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education