Upward Bound


For more information on Upward Bound or how to apply, contact the UB office located in the North College Center at Mineral Area College. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Upward Bound Staff

Mineral Area College
P.O. Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601
(573) 518-2156
(573) 518-2168 FAX  

Rebecca Neighbors, Director
(573) 518-2212

Michelle Dinnius, Academic Advisor
Bismarck, Farmington, West County
(573) 518-2187

Connie Hester, Academic Advisor
Potosi, Kingston, Fredericktown
(573) 518-3827

Dane Korenak, Academic Advisor
Central, North County
(573) 518-2363

Michelle Otte, Academic Advisor
Arcadia Valley, Valley of Caledonia
(573) 518-2394

Learn More about the MAC Upward Bound Program:

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Check back soon for an updated meeting schedule.

Bus Schedule

May 2022 Bus Schedule

Calendars for 2021-2022

Upward Bound 1 Calendar

Upward Bound 2 Calendar


Upward Bound Application

Link to Income Guidelines

2022 Recruitment Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions about Upward Bound

The following students are eligible to apply to the Upward Bound program:

  • Students in 8th, 9th, or 10 grade in participating school districts.
  • Potential first-generation college students (neither parent has a four-year college degree) or students whose families meet income guidelines as defined by the federal government.

To apply for Upward Bound at Mineral Area College you must be a student from:

  • Any St. Francois County School
  • Arcadia Valley
  • Fredericktown
  • Kingston
  • Potosi
  • Valley

To apply, talk to your high school counselor or call the Upward Bound office at (573) 518-2156.

Choosing a Good Road - High School Success

This book is used during Weekly Meetings to help students develop those skills that are essential for both high school and college success.

College Preparation

If you would like to apply to college online, here are links to applications at some popular schools:

Career Exploration

Financial Aid

ACT Prep

Study Aids

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Summer Registration Night will be held May 26th from 5:30–8:00 pm!

Summer 2022 Program Dates:

  • June 6th to July 15th
  • Summer trip July 13th to July 15th


Upward Bound has an alert system that can contact registered individuals by text, e-mail or phone call. The system is used to maintain good communication for our students, parents / guardians. Click on the image below to get the directions to add, update and remove information.