TRIO Central Kansas Upward Bound

Central Kansas Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree and/or the families meet income guidelines set by the U.S Department of Education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary school and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Check out offered through the Central Kansas Upward Bound program.

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound was created in 1965 by the Higher Education Act and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Central Kansas Upward Bound program at Barton Community College was started in December 2007. The program’s goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary school and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Central Kansas Upward Bound (CKUB) program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education with a grant in the amount of $1,164,231 over a 5 year period. Central Kansas Upward Bound serves the following high schools: Central Plains, Chase, Ellsworth, Lyons, & Wilson. Educational services are provided FREE to participants at facilities in these communities.

More Information

Central Kansas Upward Bound provides all services free of charge to students. Participants are not required to attend Barton Community College. The goal of this program is to help students succeed wherever they choose to attend. In addition, here is a full list of services provided by Central Kansas Upward Bound.

If you would like an application or have any further questions, please reach out to:

Patrick Busch
Project Director
buschp@bartonccc.edu
(620) 786-1182

Nolan Esfeld
Academic Coordinator
esfeldn@bartonccc.edu
(620) 786-1174

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