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Alumni Scholarships

The Upward Bound program offer UB alumni the opportunity to apply to UB specific scholarships. These scholarships have specific criteria to be met with general requirements including the Southeastern Scholarship application, school transcripts, a personal essay “How Upward Bound Impacted My Life”, and the UB Scholarship Application.

Robert E. Hamilton Scholarship

This is an SoutheasternUpward Bound scholarship in memory of Dr. Bob Hamilton.  He was the director from 1993 to 1997 and made a positive impact on many UB students during those years.  Dr. Hamilton believed in the importance of a good education and inspired all those around him to be their best.

Criteria:
Qualified applicants will be full-time students who have a 2.0+ GPA and graduated from an Southeastern Upward Bound program (SE Upward Bound, Texoma Upward Bound or Upward Bound Math/Science).

Amount available for 2020-2021:  $450

Hatak Yearby Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This is an Southeastern Upward Bound scholarship in memory of UB alum Hatak Yearby (UB Class of 2003).  Hatak was KIA on May 14, 2006, while serving on active duty in Iraq.  He was a true friend to all who knew him, always helpful, caring, and humorous. His life and personality were always full of happiness, respect, and honor.

Criteria:
Sophomore or above full-time students may apply.  Students must have a 3.0+ GPA to qualify for the scholarship.  Preference is given to students who have participated in an Southeastern Upward Bound programs (SE Upward Bound, Texoma Upward Bound or Upward Bound Math/Science).

Amount available for 2020-2021:  $450