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


Mail application materials to:

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