May 15, 2008
08-094

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Micha Froehlich Administrative Coordinator for Equal OpportunityPrograms and Multicultural Affairs (229) 259-2563

VSU's Upward Bound Program Seeks Students

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University’s Upward Bound Program is accepting applications for rising ninth, 10th and 11th grade students for its summer program until the program begins on June 23.

The summer session, which will last through August 1, includes a two-week on-campus living experience. The free program will also feature a variety of events; financial aid information and workshops; ACT/SAT preparation; academic classes; cultural activities; field trips and college campus visits.

To be eligible for Upward Bound, a student must demonstrate strong interest in and potential for college admission; be first-generation college bound; show a strong desire to improve academically; and be enrolled at Valdosta High School. Students who are interested should call Upward Bound Director Dondraie Seay at (229) 259-2561 or e-mail dlseay@valdosta.edu .

Upward Bound is a TRIO program funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education with the goal of developing the skills and motivation necessary for students to succeed beyond high school. For more information, call VSU Equal Opportunity Programs and Multicultural Affairs at (229) 333-5463.