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Upward Bound is a federally funded educational program designed to provide first generation and/or income eligible high school students with opportunities to succeed in high school and obtain a college degree. The Indian Hills Community College Upward Bound program serves students in the Ottumwa and Centerville Community School Districts. It provides students with academic, cultural, and social activities intended to build skills, motivation, and self-confidence.



Jessica Cain, Academic Advisor, Upward Bound
Ottumwa High School 


Mariah Nichols, Program Director
Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search


Interested in joining? Click the link for access to the application process!

Upward Bound students