The Marshall University Upward Bound Program serves 77 – 9th through 12th grade students from Cabell County (Huntington High School), Wayne County (Tolsia and Wayne High Schools) and Lincoln County (Lincoln County High School) in southwestern West Virginia.

During the summer the students spend six weeks on the Marshall campus preparing for a college education. Classes include mathematics, science, literature, communications, computers, drama, study skills, and much more. The students also travel, attend cultural enrichment activities and live in the Twin Towers Residence Halls.

Throughout the year the students benefit from tutoring, intense individual counseling, programming on the Marshall campus, travel, assistance with admissions and financial aid information, and much more.

The students earn a stipend each semester and a Reward Trip for participation in the school year program. The program’s success is high with an average of 85% of its graduates going on to a post-secondary education.

For more information or an application call 304-696-6462 or 696.2443. For questions or comments you can give us a call at 304-696-6462. You can e-mail us at

The Marshall Upward Bound Facebook page is “Upward Bound Marshall-University”.

More information about TRIO programs is available at the WV TRIO website on the Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel page.