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.


  • 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



  • 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