THE FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
About Upward Bound
Proud to serve students in Clark County.
Who We Are
LNESC Upward Bound (UB) is a FREE college preparatory program that works with 60 low income, first generation high school students in the Evergreen and Vancouver School Districts. LNESC Upward Bound focuses on helping students develop the skills needed for
college success as well as encouraging our students to enroll in and graduate from college.
Services We Provide
Individual academic advising
College preparation assistance: admissions, financial aid, and scholarships
Recreational and cultural field trips
ACT/SAT Test Workshops
ACT/SAT Fee Waivers
Six-week summer program: 4 weeks at WSU Vancouver Facilitated by MESA focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), 1 week of Mt. St. Helens outdoors school and ecology camp, 1 week of Asian/Pacific Islander cultural experiences
Student Academic Stipends
Assistance with enrollment in Summer Residential College Programs for Juniors
Transition to College classes for Seniors
All Upward Bound programs have an emphasis on helping students attain academic success and meeting their post secondary educational goals. However, the 3 programs we offer are slightly different especially regarding eligibility.
This initiative helps us provide supports, resources, and activities that ensure that our participants are better prepared to meet the academic demands of high school and their post secondary education.
Student must attend one of our partner schools: Evergreen, Fort Vancouver, or Heritage. Students must also be interested in going to college, come from families who are either low income and/or be a potential first generation college graduate (neither parent has a 4-year bachelor's degree).
In addition, students must be:
Enrolled in 9th through 12th grades
14—19 years old
Willing to participate in all aspects of the UB Program.
Legal citizen or permanent resident.