Wittenberg seeking Upward Bound applications

Eddie Chambers, Director of Wittenberg University Upward Bound Program and City of Springfield Vice-Mayor Joyce Chilton are pictured holding the proclamation presented by Vice-Mayor Chilton for the 50th year of Upward Bound at Wittenberg University. Upward Bound is a program to help low income or under privileged students to obtain access to college. CONTRIBUTED
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Eddie Chambers, Director of Wittenberg University Upward Bound Program and City of Springfield Vice-Mayor Joyce Chilton are pictured holding the proclamation presented by Vice-Mayor Chilton for the 50th year of Upward Bound at Wittenberg University. Upward Bound is a program to help low income or under privileged students to obtain access to college. CONTRIBUTED

Wittenberg University’s TRIO Upward Bound Program is currently accepting applications for new students.

Upward Bound works to stimulate interest in college among students of low-income families or families in which there is little history of college study. The program provides role models of college-educated students and academic assistance to prepare participants for the challenge of study beyond high school.

Students requesting an application must be entering the ninth, 10th or 11th grades and live within the city of Springfield and the Springfield City School District.

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Upward Bound is an opportunity students have to get education support throughout the school year and take part in a six-week seminar on campus. Interested students should contact Assistant Director Phyllis Swanigan at 937-327-7535 or pswanigan@wittenberg.edu.