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title Who is Eligible?

We are pleased that you are interested in Upward Bound. The Upward Bound Program provides educational opportunities for low- income and/or first-generation- college-bound students. You may apply if you are currently a freshman or sophomore at Dunbar, Jefferson, Meadowdale or Thurgood Marshall High School. You must also be considering attending college in the future.

  • Students who have a GPA of 2.5 or less on a 4.0 scale.

  • Students who are in the ninth and tenth grades, and are,
    • Low-income* and/or,
    • First-generation (neither parent has completed a four year baccalaureate degree)

titleLow Income Scale*

Size of Family Unit
48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions
1
$15,315
2
$20,535
3
$25,755
4
$30,975
5
$36,195
6
$41,415
7
$46,635
8
$51,855
* Federal TRIO Program 2007 Annual Low Income Levels (Effective February 2007 Until Further Notice

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 15, January 24, 2007, pp. 3147-3148.

 The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 15, January 24, 2007, pp. 3147-3148.


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