UB Students


  • Upward Bound (UB) was established at NCMC in 1999.
  • 100% Funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • UB helps students overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to higher education.
  • There is No Cost to UB students; all of UB services are FREE.
  • UB at NCMC serves 50 students.
  • For 9-11th grade students interested in attending college after high school.
  • Students, once accepted to UB, stay in the program throughout high school.


  • Students are eligible for UB if the following are met:
    • Federal income guidelines.
    • Are a first-generation college student (neither parent received a four-year degree).
    • Show potential for academic success in college but lack skills, motivation, or self-confidence.
    • Attendance at one of the six target schools:
      • Chillicothe R-II
      • Gallatin R-V
      • Brookfield R-III
      • Hamilton R-II
      • Trenton R-IX
      • Tri-County R-VII


  • Students receive tutoring after school, which helps prepare them for college by improving their grades.
  • Students receive academic advising, career exploration, assistance with college selection and financial aid/scholarship applications, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities, and much more!
  • Students get a jump start on upcoming fall courses with summer UB academic courses.
  • Students earn a monthly stipend during the academic year and a weekly stipend during the summer component.