What is Upward Bound?
The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded program designed to assist students with their academic pursuits. Upward Bound provides students with the skills and motivation necessary for successful pursuit of a post-secondary education.
Any student who has completed the 8th grade and is attending a public school in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, or Jasper county. Parents of the student must meet the following criteria:
- Does not have a 4 year college education
- Income meets the financial income set by federal guidelines
History of Upward Bound
The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, through the Office of Economic Opportunity, funded 18 Upward Bound Pilot Projects. These projects provided eligible rural high school students with instruction and services to increase their likelihood of completing a post-secondary educational program. Over 900 Upward Bound Projects exist nationwide.
The Upward Bound Program has been available at the Technical College of the Lowcountry since 1984.
Upward Bound Services Offered
The services are free of charge to the program participants:
- Transportation to and from the Technical College of the Lowcountry
- Tutoring services
- Assistance with locating scholarships to attend college
- Cultural events (plays, concerts, movies, etc.)
- Visits to various colleges and universities
- Personalized counseling
- Free assessments
- Career counseling
- Motivational speakers and workshops
- Defrayment of expenses (stipend)
- Many more fun-filled activities
- Free Application For Federal Student Aid
To apply for grants, scholarships or student loans, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For access to that site please click here: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ **If you are having trouble completing the FAFSA online please contact the Upward Bound office and our staff will be happy to assist you.
Upward Bound serves participants that attend:
Battery Creek High School
Beaufort High School
Colleton County High School
Estill High School
Hardeeville High School
Ridgeland High School
Wade Hampton High School
USCollegeSearch.org which is a free resource covering all the colleges and program offerings in the US. We have occupational guides, financial aid resources and FAQ’s on all the different programs.
Technical-Schools-Guide.com which is a free resource covering all the technical schools and programs in the US. We have career guides and resources to help people discover career paths that match their skill sets and life goals.
TCL Upward Bound Staff
|Rodney E. Adams
Upward Bound DirectorPhone: 843.525.8219
Administrative SupportPhone: 843.525.8242
Student Development CoordinatorPhone: 843.470.8392