BRUNSWICK – Each year students from area high schools participate in the federally funded college preparatory program called Upward Bound. In existence for more than 40 years, Upward Bound is a cost-free way for promising high school students to receive the academic support and guidance they need to succeed in college.

During the academic year, Upward Bound counselors provide outreach services at area high schools. During the summer, students live on the Bowdoin College campus, take classes in science, writing math and foreign language and participate in a wide range of extracurricular and cultural events, including college visiting trips.

All students receive college guidance services and are encouraged to pursue their creative interests.

Bowdoin College Upward Bound is accepting applications for the 2006 admission. Sophomores attending Lisbon and Lewiston high schools are encouraged to apply.

Interested students and parents may contact their high school guidance office to attend an information session or call the Bowdoin College Upward Bound office toll-free at 1-877-879-2731.

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