Director's Welcome

Vanbrackle HeadshotWelcome Future Upward Bounder,

Welcome to the Kennesaw State University Upward Bound (UB) program website! We are excited that you are seeking information that will aid in your journey towards Postsecondary Education. TRIO Programs are federally funded grant programs offered through the U.S. Department of Education as a result of the Higher Education Act of 1965. There are seven TRIO Programs (Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate) that serve students. Each of the programs has the same overall mission: to help underrepresented and underserved students prepare, enroll and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. UB offers students a variety of services, as you will discover on this site, to help you prepare for and enter college.

We hope that you will strongly consider applying to Upward Bound and allow us the opportunity to assist you in achieving: better grades, college admission and financial aid, and an overall better future. We have included links to popular postsecondary schools, the Polk County schools that we serve, and resources to aid in the journey to postsecondary education. Feel free to contact the Kennesaw State University Upward Bound office if you have any questions about our program. We have included links to popular postsecondary schools, the Paulding and Polk County schools that we serve, and resources to aid in the journey to postsecondary education.  We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Sincerely,

Dr. Anita VanBrackle
Site Director of Kennesaw State University Paulding Site

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