Meriwether/Talbot Upward Bound Program


The Morehouse College Meriwether/Talbot Upward Bound Program is designed to serve 73 eligible students, currently enrolled in target high schools in Meriwether and Talbot counties. The program enhances study habits and collaborative skills for those potential students who need (help) assistance. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income first generation families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the number of participants who completed secondary education and enrolled in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.


Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to develop those skills necessary for success in post–secondary education. The program at Morehouse College provides 73 students from Meriwether/Talbot counties. Students, representing diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds with the following opportunities:

  • Experience academic and personal growth through an intellectual challenge
  • Explore career options and possible college majors by visiting corporations and university/college campuses
  • Develop self-management and leadership skills
  • Attend cultural and recreational activities

Assist in college admissions, financial aid, scholarship, and standardized test preparation processes


Students and staff of Upward Bound Program believe that motivation is the prerequisite for learning. Consequently, Upward Bound doesn't just teach to, but instead "turns on" students to the real word. Upward Bound seeks to utilize the personal strengths of each student with the hope that each student will discover the values of education and themselves. 


Upward Bound Program encourages participants in a highly motivational, experiential curriculum promoting cross-cultural understanding and global awareness through the application of intensive language development, computer technology, visual art and social science instruction. The summer residential component will provide a nurturing learning environment that stresses a holistic concern for the social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of the students.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in 9th, 10th, & 11th grade at targeted schools. Applicants must meet the federal government guidelines, 2/3 low income, first generation, and 1/3 low income or first generation only, and other related documents.

Target Schools: Greenville High, Manchester High, & Central High


The program provides English/ Composition, Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Foreign Language (Spanish), Compute Literacy, and Social Studies. Students will be required to conduct research in various areas.


  • Fall & Summer Stipend
  • College Visitation
  • Workshop & Seminars
  • Tutoring Services
  • Apply for free for SAT, ACT & College Application
  • Cultural Trips
  • Work Study
  • Community Service
  • It’s Free


ACH Direct Deposit Form
Vendor Registration Form
The 2020 Upward Bound Application
Medical Consent Waiver Form
Waiver Form


Walter Gilstrap
Program Manager

Elaine Lyons
Administrative Assistant


The U.S. Department of Education