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EKU Upward Bound (UB) is an academic, college-preparatory program serving 125 students in Casey, Estill, Garrard, Lee, Lincoln, Powell, and Wolfe counties. 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. Additionally, we provide a summer residential program called, "Summer Chatauqua" which culminates the students' learning throughout the academic year and concludes with an end-of-summer trip.  


Eastern Kentucky University Upward Bound is funded through a TRIO grant from the United States Department of Education totaling $627,410. The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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