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Upward Bound

Mission: Succeeding Together Against All Odds

CWC Upward Bound (UB) is a college preparatory program for high school students in Fremont County that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by Central Wyoming College. The purpose of Upward Bound is to strengthen the academic skills of eligible high school students and prepare them to enter college and graduate with degrees. 

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  1. Weekly meetings and online forums during the academic school year that provide:
    • Academic advising
    • Goal Setting
    • Tutoring
    • Career planning
    • Enrichment classes and activities
    • Information about colleges, universities, and trade/technical schools
      • Test prep
      • College application forms
      • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
      • Housing applications
      • Scholarships
    • Cash incentives for attending meetings and achieving a 2.0 GPA or higher. Earn up to $90 per quarter.
  2. A summer program with opportunities to travel, make new friends, and change your life forever!
    • College visits with urban experiences
    • Camping trip with fun, educational activities



Students that meet the following federal TRiO eligibility criteria may be considered for selection if they:

  • Are 9th, 10th, 11th graders, or rising 12th graders that want to attend college
  • Commit to attending weekly meetings and at least one summer program component annually until graduation
  • Qualify as low income or
    • are first-generation college students (neither parent has earned a 4-year degree) OR
    • show academic need (low grades, low test scores, or have not completed Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry) 



Complete the Upward Bound Fillable Application & W-9 IRS Form to receive quarterly stipends.  Options for submitting forms include:

  1. Return in-person to your school’s guidance counselor, a UB Coordinator, or Academic Coach.
  2. Mail to: CWC Upward Bound
                2660 Peck Ave.
                Riverton, WY 82501
  3. Scan and email to

After the Upward Bound staff reviews completed applications, the potential participant and guardian(s) will be contacted.
If you have any questions, please call us at (307) 855-2047.  Thank you for your interest in Upward Bound!


Upward Bound
Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY  82501
Phone:  307.855.2047


College Preparation & Upward Bound Resources

Meet the Upward Bound Staff
NameTitleContact Information
Flo Webb Program Manager 307-855-2114;
Marcia Himes Data Entry Specialist 307-855-2047;
Tom Nirider Curriculum Coordinator 307-855-2116;
Natasha Harris Academic Coach
Trisha Brown Academic Coach
Roger Melton Professor Emeritus
Math Consultant/Tutor