Wittenberg accepting applications for Upward Bound Program

Eddie Charmbers, retired and former director of the Wittenberg Upward Bounds program, looked over the pictures on his old office wall a few years ago, of all the students who’ve come through program over the years. Bill Lackey/Staff
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Eddie Charmbers, retired and former director of the Wittenberg Upward Bounds program, looked over the pictures on his old office wall a few years ago, of all the students who’ve come through program over the years. Bill Lackey/Staff

Wittenberg University’s TRIO Upward Bound Program is now accepting applications for new students, according to a release, from the school.

Upward Bound, a pre-college preparatory program, is designed to motivate and provide academic skills for students from first-generation college and low-income families who are interested in pursing an educational program beyond high school.

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“Upward Bound gives the high school student an opportunity to learn first-hand what college life is all about and helps the student develop those skills necessary to succeed in college. The program emphasizes reading, writing, math, study skills and science. In addition, personal, career, financial aid and academic counseling is provided,” the release stated.

During the summer, program students live on campus for six weeks and participate in a variety of activities, the release stated. After graduating high school, students then attend the summer “Bridge” program where they’re given the opportunity to earn eight college credits from Wittenberg.

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To be eligible to participate, students must be entering grade 9-11 and live within the City of Springfield and the Springfield City School District.

To request an application or for more information, contact Mr. Michael Perry, assistant director at 937-327-7535 or visit the website at www.wittenberg.edu/academics/upwardbound.

Upward Bound will also be hosting two Enrollment and Recruiting presentations via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. To join the session, check under under News & Events on the university’s website.

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