Who is Eligible?

To participate in Virginia Tech’s Upward Bound program, a student must be a high school student attending one of the following schools:

  • Floyd County:    Floyd High School
  • Franklin County:    Franklin High School 
  • Giles County:    Giles & Narrows High Schools
  • Henry County:    Bassett & Magna Vista High Schools
  • Lynchburg:    E.C. Glass & Heritage High Schools 
  • Pulaski County:    Pulaski High School
  • Salem City:    Salem High School 
  • Roanoke City:    William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools


  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or;
  • Is a permanent resident of the United States or; 
  • Is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his or her intent to become a permanent resident.
  • A potential first-generation college student (neither parent has earned beyond an associate’s degree);
  • A low-income individual; or
  • An individual who has a high risk for academic failure.
  • Has a need for academic support, as determined by the Upward Bound Faculty in order to pursue successfully a program of education beyond high school.
  • At the time of initial selection, has completed the eighth grade and is at least 13 years old but not older than 19.

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