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What is Upward Bound all about?

EKU UB is an academic, college-preparatory program serving 121 students in Casey, Estill, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Powell, and Wolfe counties in Kentucky. EKU UB is funded by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the federal TRiO programs.

UB provides tutoring, ACT prep, college visits, cultural trips, college admission and financial aid assistance, monthly on-campus Saturday sessions, and other academic support services. We also provide a 6-week summer residential program, called Summer Chautauqua. All services are provided at no cost to participants.

Want to know more? Watch our recruiting video here.


“Eastern Kentucky University Upward Bound is funded through a TRiO grant from the United States Department of Education totaling $506,785”

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