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Application Process

2016 recruitment has concluded- next recruitment period will be October 2017


  • Get an application from your high school counselor, call the Upward Bound office and we will mail you one, or download the application.  Applications will be available online October 1st.
  • Complete all sections of the application.
  • Attach a copy of your family's 2015 income tax return.
  • Visit at least three (3) Upward Bound Visitor Meetings.

How to Submit the Application (Submit by Deadline)

  • Bring application to an Upward Bound Visitor Meeting
  • Drop it by the Upward Bound Office (O.A. Grant Building, Room 210)
  • Mail to Attn: Upward Bound, Tarleton State University, Box T-0710, Stephenville, TX 76402

Recruitment occurs during the fall semester only.

Applicant/Visitor Meeting Dates

  • Fall 2016 Recruiting/Visitor Meeting Dates
    Date Meeting

You are eligible if you

  • Meet family income guidelines established by the US Department of Education Income Guidelines or neither parent has a four-year college degree.
  • Are a US citizen or hold Permanent Residency status.
  • Desire to improve academic performance
  • Interested in attending post-secondary education
  • Have the academic ability, desire, and determination to succeed in an educational setting after high school.
  • Are Enrolled in the 9th or 10th grade at one of the following target high schools: Comanche, De Leon, Dublin, Gustine, Huckabay, Iredell, Lingleville, Stephenville, and Walnut Springs