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Yakima Valley College Upward Bound Program Accepting Applications

Yakima, WA – YVC is currently accepting applications for the Upward Bound Program. YVC 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. Our goal 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 www.yvcc.edu/UpwardBound.

Press Release Contacts:
Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu