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Welcome to
Upward Bound at
Indiana Wesleyan University

Gain The Skills For Success

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Upward Bound at Indiana Wesleyan University

Our vision is to empower every student in our charge to gain the skills to successfully complete secondary and post-secondary education; and strive for life affirming experiences and thriving careers that transform their lives.

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About Our Program

Program Overview

Upward Bound is a grant-funded federal program which provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program includes tutoring, workshops and cultural opportunities throughout the academic year and a six week summer residential program on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University. Students complete step-by-step college preparation, explore career options and receive training to help prepare them to successfully transition to college and persist in attaining a college degree.

Upward Bound serves qualified high school students from income-eligible families, potential first-generation college students, and students who demonstrate academic need.

Program Eligibility

In order to participate in the IWU Upward Bound Program, an individual must be in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade. Students must also meet one or both of the following requirements:

  1. Be a potential first-generation college student

  2. Be from a family that meets the income guidelines set by the federal government

  3. Academic Risk (GPA below 2.5)

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Our Mission

Upward Bound at Indiana Wesleyan University strives to foster an atmosphere for learning that opens windows of opportunity in education via self-empowerment.

Community Referral

Do you know someone who may a be a good fit for Upward Bound? You can refer them!

Fill out this form and we will contact your referral.


Select Recommedee's Grade Level & School

Upward Bound at IWU

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