Stillman’s Upward Bound Program currently serves students from Green, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties. After completing the program and graduating from high school, Upward Bound students are provided a fee waiver to take the ACT or SAT. In addition, the summer following their senior year in high school, Upward Bound students are allowed to enroll in six college credit hours of coursework at Stillman. These classes are offered at no cost to the students and the credits can be transferred to other colleges and universities.
During the school year, Upward Bound students meet on Saturdays. Participants take classes in English, reading, natural science, foreign language, history, computer science and mathematics. The program, which is funded by the U. S. Department of Education under Title IV of the Higher Education Act known as TRIO, also provides tutoring, ACT and SAT preparation, college and career information, instruction and advisement in academics, counseling, visits and tours to colleges and universities, cultural and social enrichment activities and job shadowing. Upward Bound students reside on the Stillman campus for a six-week summer program.