Join Upward Bound Wichita Prep

Upward Bound admits students who are:

  • Low-income or potential first generation individuals
  • A citizen or national of the U.S. or a permanent resident in the U.S. for other than temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  • In need of academic support in order to successfully pursue a program of education beyond high school
  • Has completed the eighth grade but has not entered the twelfth grade
  • At least 13 years of age but not older than 19 
  • Attending East, North, South, Southeast or West High School in USD 259

Apply for Admission, send the following information:

  • completed application for admission
  • high school transcript
  • nomination/recommendation form (completed by a school official)
  • completed family financial statement form with copy of parent's income tax return or medical card
  • completed insurance provider, medical release and parental release for student travel
  • authorization for release of records
  • applicant questionnaire and essay (includes a 75 word essay)

The Upward Bound Selection Process:

  • Interested students must complete the application
  • Submit the application to their high school counselor or to the Upward Bound Office
  • Application will be reviewed
  • Student and parent will be contacted to set up an interview
  • Based on the overall information given during the selection process eligibility for participation will be determinded by the Upward Bound staff.

Download an Application

UBWP Summer Program Invitation Letter 2014 (fillable pdf)

Mail application materials to:

Upward Bound Wichita Prep Program
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount,  Box 94
Wichita, KS 67260-0094