Upward Bound Programs

Upward Bound programs are federally-funded programs designed to provide educational access and assistance to income-eligible, first-generation, and/or disabled students.

The Crowder College Upward Bound Programs provide 300 high school participants in 10 counties in southwest Missouri with an opportunity to complete a course of college preparatory study, which equips them for success in post-secondary education.


Upward Bound Application



Resident Assistant Application



• Monthly stipends up to $30
• Attendance bonus up to $90
• Dual credit scholarships
• Job shadowing scholarships up to $600


• Head start on upcoming classes
• One-to-one counseling and advising
• Testing and time management tips
• ACT preparation
• Tutoring


• Career fairs
• Career surveys and inventories
• Interview skills
• Job shadowing


• Networking
• University visits
• Cultural trips
• Practice and learn college processes
• Friends from all over Southwest Missouri


Rafting in Denver 2017

Nevada Region Cultural Trip 2016

Upward Bound Chicago 2016