Please call (269) 927-1000 before visiting campus to be sure your needs will be met. All services are also offered remotely.
The Upward Bound program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, assists low-income, first-generation college-bound students enrolled in the Benton Harbor High School district with the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school, enroll in, and graduate from a post-secondary institution with a bachelor's degree.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
The program provides:
- nine months of educational and social/cultural activities
- counseling (academic and personal)
- a six-week summer academic institute
- college and university campus visits
The program has two components: (1) Academic Year and (2) Summer Academic Institute. Program participants are required to attend both components each year, until graduation from high school.
Contact the Upward Bound office, located in Room B-306, for more information, or call (269) 927-8774.
To be eligible for the LMC Upward Bound Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- be a ninth-, tenth-, eleventh- or twelfth-grader attending Benton Harbor Area Schools district;
- meet the income eligibility criteria as established by the U.S. Department of Education and/or come from a family in which neither parent (living in the home) has a bachelor's degree and/or have an academic need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education; and
- take the Lake Michigan College Placement Test.