WSU COLLEGE BOUND serves 110 "college-bound" high school students through its UPWARD BOUND programs in Omak, Okanogan, Tonasket and Oroville High Schools. The College Bound office is located at 21 North Ash, in Omak, Washington.
WSU College Bound's Upward Bound programs are funded through the US Department of Education in order to help prepare and motivate low-income, first-generation high school students to succesfully pursue a college education.
WSU Upward Bound Residential Summer Program
UPWARD BOUND is one of a family of TRIO programs funded by the United States Department of Education to help students prepare for and succeed in post secondary. Upward Bound works with students who are low income, or who would potentially be the first in their family to earn a four-year college degree or who need academic support in order to achieve their goal of post secondary education.
WSU Upward Bound in Okanogan County enrolled the first student in April 2004. The project now serves 50 students each year from Omak and Okanogan high schools and 60 students from Tonasket and Oroville high schools. Upward Bound offers a variety of fun experential learning activities during the academic year and a 4-week summer program.
Upward Bound also provides academic support throughout the year, including: academic advising, college and career preparation, information on college admissions and financial aid, one on one assistance, tutoring, college tours, opportunities for personal and leadership development and to particpate in community service.