Cameron University's Upward Bound program is now recruiting ninth grade students within Lawton Public Schools. Upward Bound is a free, college preparatory program available to youth from low to mid-income level families where neither parent holds a four-year college degree.
Upward Bound provides students with services necessary for a successful college experience. Some of these services include college visits, ACT preparation, career counseling, Saturday classes and tutoring. In addition, Upward Bound students live in Cameron University residence halls for five weeks during the summer. During these five weeks, students attend classes specifically designed for their needs and take part in social activities aimed at developing communication and leadership skills. This experience simulates the college experience, helping students to adapt to college life more easily. For information on applying to Cameron University's Upward Bound program, call (580) 581-5581.
Cameron University's Upward Bound program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Upward Bound is one of the TRIO family of programs established to provide educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstances. Since it began in 1992 at CU, the program has received approximately $3.3 million and served more than 900 students.
Cameron hosts two other TRIO programs: Student Support Services and Talent Search/Open Doors. The three Cameron University TRIO programs contribute approximately $1 million annually to promote educational opportunity in Southwest Oklahoma.
Sept 10, 2008