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What is upward bound?

Upward Bound is a FREE program for high school students looking to get ready for college.  In addition to free tutoring, we offer opportunities to have fun while learning, making friends, and earning money.  Read more in Services.

Who do we serve?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a student at Iola, Humboldt, Chanute, or Erie H.S.

  • Maintain good standing with school

  • Neither parent graduated college (with a 4-year degree)



Student Expectations:


  • Must be an active participant in all activities


  • Must graduate High School and continue education towards a college degree 


  • Work to achieve minimum GPA of 2.5


  • Maintain contact and communicate with Upward Bound staff

 Fill out our online application:


and print our application:


The Upward Bound Program at Neosho County Community College (NCCC) is 100 percent federally funded by the United States Department of Education with an annual budget of $297,601 to serve 55 students. Grant Award # P047A171417.


NCCC complies with all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations. See the college catalog for a complete explanation and procedures. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy should be directed to: The Chief Operations Officer at Neosho County Community College, 800 West 14th Street, Chanute, Kansas 66720, Phone: 620-432-0301, Information concerning the provisions of these acts, and the rights provided thereunder are available from the Chief Operations Officer or at

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