Upward Bound Program accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year

Yakima Valley College is currently accepting applications for the Upward Bound Program. YVC’s Upward Bound is a federally funded program that serves students from Wapato, Toppenish, Granger, and Sunnyside school districts. Upward Bound supports low-income and first-generation students with the high school and college process. Students benefit from additional career and class guidance, academic preparation and college/scholarship support. The main goal of the UB program is to prepare and graduate students from high school and enroll into a post-secondary institution of their choosing.

Who is Eligible?

  • Low-income and/or first-generation students
  • Students entering the 9th, 10th or 11th grade
  • From Wapato, Toppenish, Granger and Sunnyside high schools
  • S. Citizen or legal Permanent Resident
  • Motivated high school students seeking postsecondary education with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • In need of academic support/resources

Available Resources

  • Guidance in navigating the college and scholarship process
  • Tutoring support and Saturday seminars
  • Assistance with class and career planning
  • A unique 6-week summer residential program that provides a true college experience
  • College campus tours and connections
  • Computer and calculator lending system
  • Monthly stipend, up to $40 a month for participation
  • One-on-one advising with Upward Bound Staff

Want to apply or have questions? Contact Upward Bound TODAY! yvcupwardbound@yvcc.edu/ 509.574.4958.

Press Release Contacts:
Dustin Wunderlich / 509.574.6870 / dwunderlich@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu