Qualifying for Services

Upward Bound provides academic enrichment necessary for potential first-generation college students and/or economically disadvantaged youth to complete both high school and college.

To qualify for the program students must:

  • Be enrolled in grade 9 or 10 at one of our target schools;
  • Possess academic potential;
  • Need the services we provide in order to fulfill academic goals;
  • Be a potential first-generation college student (i.e. generally, neither parent has a bachelor’s degree, or if child lives either with one parent and receives no support from the other, or with a guardian and that person does not have a degree); and
  • Be from a low-income family.

UMUB Target Schools:

  • Bibb County Schools
    • Bibb County High School
    • West Blocton High School
  • Chilton County Schools
    • Chilton County High School
    • Isabella High School
    • Jemison High school
    • Maplesville High School
    • Thorsby High School
    • Verbena High School
  • Shelby County Schools
    • Calera High School
    • Montevallo High School
    • Shelby County High School