Location: New Cabell Hall Floor 0 Room 065 | Address: PO Box 400171, Charlottesville, VA 22904 | Fax: 434.982.4554


 


 
 

About Upward Bound at the University of Virginia
Upward Bound is a part of the Trio family of federally-funded programs. The program's primary mission is to assist college-bound high school students develop the skills required to graduate from college. Upward Bound along with it's sibling programs are funded through the Higher Education Act of 1965. Please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website for a more thorough explanation of TRIO. In addition, Upward Bound works in conjunction with The Council for Opportunity in Education, a non-profit organization established to assist individuals achieve their post-secondary educational goals.
 
 
Upward Bound has existed at the University of Virginia since 1968. The program's first director was Stephen Waters. Currently Upward Bound's director is Leah Wilson-Puryear. The program's main offices are located on the second floor of Minor Hall. Upward Bound serves individuals from eleven local high schools (Albemarle, Buckingham, CharlottesvilleFluvanna, Louisa, Monticello, Nelson, Orange, Waynesboro, Western Albemarle, and William Monroe). Participants attend academic sessions on various Saturdays throughout the school year. During the summer, participants reside on-grounds for five weeks; it is designed to provide student's with a simulated college experience.
 

 


Resources

TRIO Related Links
Department of Education's TRIO Website The Council for Opportunity in Education
Virginia Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (VAEOPP) Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MEAEOPP)

 
College Admissions - Testing Resources
ACT College Board (SAT and SAT: Subject Tests)
Khan Academy - SAT VCCS Placement Tests (via PVCC)

 
College Admissions - Financial Aid Resources
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) U.S. Department of Education - Financial Aid
FastWeb - Scholarships SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) - Undergraduate and Graduate Financial Aid Programs State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) - Preparing for College

 
Other Informational Resources
Standards of Learning (SOL) - Practice Items Virginia Department of Education - Graduation Requirements
VA Education Wizard - Career Search Virginia's Community Colleges
Upward Bound - University of Virginia
New Cabell Hall Floor 0 Room 065
Address: PO Box 400171, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Fax: 434.982.4554
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