Eligibility Requirements and Expectations

If you are interested in becoming an Upward Bound Participant, you must be:

  • a current freshman, sophomore or junior at Kearny High Educational Complex  
  • current 8th graders (rising 9th graders) that will attend Kearny their following academic year are encouraged to apply
  • Your family must meet certain government income guidelines


  • You must be the first person in your family to pursue a college degree in the U.S.