Sandburg Upward Bound Program Hosting Open House March 13

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:36 AM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College TRIO Upward Bound program will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. March 13 in the Student Center on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., for those interested in applying to join the program for the 2018-19 academic year.

Attendees will be able to learn about Upward Bound’s services from program staff members and current participants. Upward Bound is a federally funded program that is free to students. The goals of the program are to assist high school students in achieving academic success, develop well-rounded citizens and assist students with their transition into post-secondary education, with the goal of obtaining a college degree.

Sandburg’s Upward Bound program serves 65 students each year. One hundred percent of high school seniors in Sandburg’s Upward Bound program during the 2016-2017 school year graduated from high school.

Applications to join Upward Bound for 2018-19 are being accepted through April 20. Applicants must be Knox County students currently in grades 8-10 at Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg, Knoxville or ROWVA schools. Students also must be potential first-generation, college-bound students (neither parent with whom they live has a bachelor’s degree) and/or meet income or academic guidelines.

For more information or an application, contact Upward Bound administrative assistant Sara Gray at 309.341.5268 or More information on the program is available at or by contacting your school’s guidance counselor.

Sandburg’s Upward Bound program receives $270,375 per year from the U.S. Department of Education to provide educational, social and cultural services to selected Knox County students. It first began at Sandburg in 1999 and was awarded a new five-year grant cycle last summer that runs through August 2022.

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