To be admitted into the Upward Bound Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must be a freshman, sophomore or junior at one of the following high schools:
    • Terlingua
    • Marfa
    • Van Horn
    • Sierra Blanca
  2. The student must come from a family whose income meets federal income requirements and/or from a family in which neither parent has completed a four-year degree (first-generation college students).

Selection is also based on recommendation from teachers and counselors, grades, test scores and a personal interview.

Applying for Upward Bound

Prospects should complete the Upward Bound Application for Admission (PDF) and turn in all supporting documentation to establish eligibility for the Upward Bound Program.


  • Ferguson Hall Room 105 Box C-55
  •      Alpine, Texas 79832
  • (432) 837-8118
  • (432) 837-8817
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For more information about the Federal regulations for Student Support Services, please click here.