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food pantry drive

Upward Bound is collecting food for the Tarleton Food Pantry.  You may drop off donations at the November 21st UB meeting between 9 am and 1 pm in the Grant Building or drop it off at the UB office during office hours.  The UB office is located in Davis Hall, room 101.  Ideal donations include packaged chicken and tuna, packaged and microwavable rice and pasta, protein and cereal bars, instant oatmeal bowls, and packaged snacks.  Thank you in advance for your donation.  Let's get the Tarleton Food Pantry stocked in time for final exams!!!

Upward Bound Student Recruiting Scheduled for October-December 

Tarleton Upward Bound will begin the student recruitment process in October.  To be eligible for the Upward Bound Program, students must attend one of the target high schools, be in the 9th or 10th grade, and meet first generation and/or low-income criteria.  Application packets will be available October 5th.  A representative from the Upward Bound staff will visit the target schools in October to conduct informational sessions and disseminate application packets. Visitor meeting dates are set for November 7, November 21, and December 5.  Click the Perspective Student link to print application packets and to learn more about the application process.  Also, be sure to bring a parent with you to the meeting so that they can attend the Parent Informational Session.

UB Alum Inspires Students

Ms. Leal is a former Tarleton Upward Bound participant from DeLeon and a graduate of Tarleton State University.  Follow Ms. Leal's remarkable recovery from a brain aneurysm to returning to work full time as an Athletic Trainer for McKinney North High School.


Current Students

All students - 2nd six weeks Report Cards are now due.  Please email Report Cards or grades to 

Prospective Students

2015 recruitment process begins in October.  Click the Perspective Student link for more information and to download an application.  Visitor meetings are November 7, November 21, and December 5.  Please bring a parent with you so that they can attend the Parent Informational Session.


Senior Parents- a financial aid workshop is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th from 9:15-10:15 a.m.  More information will be mailed to you as the date gets closer.

Target School Counselors / Teachers

Thank you for your support in the recruitment process.  We are excited to serve more students from your schools!  Jenny Watts will be in touch in the coming weeks regarding academic transcripts for students applying to the program.