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Upward Bound

Admission Criteria


Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in SSU Upward Bound:

  • Income/Parental Education
    Student is low-income according to U.S. Department of Education Guidelines and a potential first generation college student, meaning that neither parent has completed a baccalaureate degree.
  • Recommendations
    The student is recommended by at least two school officials as having potential for success in college, but being unlikely to seek admission without additional support.
  • Enrollment/Age
    Student is currently a freshman enrolled in one of the target schools.
  • Academic
    Student demonstrates academic need with potential to complete a postsecondary education program as determined by the Director of the Upward Bound Program.


The above are criteria specified in the federal TRiO program legislation and regulations currently governing the program.

Upward Bound

Contact Information

Upward Bound
ATC Building, 2nd floor TRiO Center
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3439

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