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Project Upward Bound

120 Vandenberg Hall
502 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , Michigan 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3218
Fax: (248) 370-3217
PUB@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours on select Saturdays (see schedule) or call for an appointment

Project Upward Bound

120 Vandenberg Hall
502 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , Michigan 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3218
Fax: (248) 370-3217
PUB@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours on select Saturdays (see schedule) or call for an appointment

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Resource Links

For each of these opportunities, transportation is provided by PUB, related expenses are paid by PUB, and a PUB chaperone accompanies the trip. In addition, PUB contacts the Scholar’s high school to request excused absences. 

MI-CAPP Student Leadership Summit: Every February, the Michigan College Access Programs and Personnel professional association sponsors a statewide student leadership conference. It is held in a different location within the state each year. The MI-CAPP SLS is an opportunity for Michigan TRIO students and students in other Michigan Educational Opportunities Programs to come together for learning and networking. PUB’s seniors have an opportunity to apply for Academic Achievement and/or Academic Progress scholarships. At the conference banquet, up to eight $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors and college students. PUB selects male and female Scholars who have participated in a Summer Academy and are regular academic year participants. All PUB delegates are required to write a newsletter article to share their experiences with the entire PUB population.

NACAC Detroit College Fair: This is an annual opportunity each spring, for seniors in particular, to spend a morning investigating colleges and universities where they might want to enroll. Admission officers are available and, in some case, ready to make on-site admission decisions. This opportunity is open for sign-up when announced on PUB’s Facebook sight, usually in January.

GVSU TRIO Access Day: Grand Valley State University is the only Michigan postsecondary institution that develops a campus visit specifically to attract pre-college TRIO students to consider GVSU as their choice for college. Held each spring, it includes breakfast, lunch, a campus tour, and a series of workshops to introduce key information on which to base a decision. Parents are welcome to accompany the trip. 

OU Day at the Capitol: Each year, OU’s Office of Government Affairs and University Student Congress collaborate to create a day-long Oakland University presence at the state capitol in Lansing. PUB participates in this exercise to give Scholars exposure to the Capitol building, legislators, and opportunities available in the Lansing area. Parents are welcome to accompany this trip. 

Women in STEM Conference: Each May, the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) sponsors a conference that is designed to open the understanding of female students to the possibilities available in careers associated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Project Upward Bound will send a select group of female Scholars with a chaperone. Scholars selected must have participated in a PUB Summer Academy, have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA, and must have regular attendance and participation in PUB’s academic year programming. Women in STEM occurs on a different college campus each year and attracts young women from all over the nation.

Men of Excellence: This is also an EOA-sponsored conferenced that equips young men with the tools they will need to develop into honorable adults of integrity. MOE is held in a different state each year within a 10-state region. PUB selects from among its male Scholars who have a 3.0 GPA, have participated in a Summer Academy, and regularly participate in PUB’s academic year programming.

National Student Leadership Congress: Washington, DC’s Council for Opportunity in Education offers this annual opportunity for student leaders from all over the United States to come to Washington, DC for a week to enact a mock Congress. Scholars must be prepared to exercise their leadership skills to generate, defend, and lobby for the passing of mock legislation that is relevant to their generation. The experience also includes meeting Congresspersons, touring monuments, social time, and a banquet. A PUB chaperone does not accompany this trip. However, Scholars are met in DC by the COE staff; and living arrangements are similar to the PUB Summer Academy with a trained Head Resident and Peer Mentors supervising the living environment.

Academic Resources

Online academic support is provided through weekly Virtual College Club, individual online tutoring sessions, and a variety of online learning platforms that include Mangahigh for Math, Khan Academy for SAT Prep, and Flocabulary for all subjects.

  • Khan Academy: Use this website to study or practice different core subjects, prepare for the SAT, learn computer programming, catch up in your AP subjects, and to continue practicing skills you learned in PUB tutoring.
  • Mangahigh: This is a Math learning platform with tutorials and games to support concept mastery.
  • Flocabulary: Site uses hiphop to teach concepts that are then supported with worksheets, games, and quizzes.
  • SAT: Use this website for practice tests, registration information, test dates, and finding out more information about this standardized test. These scores will help in the college admissions process.
  • Online Planner Sheets: This site has multiple types of planners (hourly, weekly, multi-week, etc.) You can print out whichever days you might need or the entire calendar. Then map out your classes, PUB events, tutoring and extracurricular activities. They also have homework log sheets so that you can keep track of assignments. Use this source to help you stay on track and keep up with your work.
College/Scholarship Resources

PUB is all about making sure that participants are prepared to succeed in college and that they get enrolled in higher education so that they can pursue their goals. Below are some resources that will be useful on your path to success. Check back regularly for amazing new resources. 

College Information & Planning:

  • College Board:Use this website for researching schools, majors, career paths and more.
  • KnowHow2GO: Use this website to find resources to help support students from under-represented backgrounds.
  • College Green Light: Use this website to search for colleges & scholarships that match your criteria. This site will also connect your search information to your school counselor and your PUB advisor.
  • I'm First: Use this website to find resources dedicated to students that strive to be the first person in their family to graduate from college.
  • FASFA Guide: Use this website to find a step by step guide on applying for financial aid and everything you need to know about the process.
  • College Resources for Minority Students

Financial Aid/Scholarships:

  • FASFA: Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid. Use this website to apply for financial aid for college. This application is required by all schools if you want to receive any government funded aid.
  • Fastweb: Use this website to apply for scholarships that are matched to your profile from their database.
  • Dell Scholars Program: Scholarship available to students that are enrolled in college readiness programs (Upward Bound, Gear Up, etc...)
  • AXA Achievement: Scholarship available to all U.S. citizens 
  • Scholarships:  Use this website to apply for scholarships that are matched to your profile from their database.
  • Pontiac Promise Zone: Scholarship for students that graduated from a high school in Pontiac School District and are attending a school in Michigan. Application Form
  • Scholarships for Minority Students:  Use this website to find resources and scholarships that are designed specifically to help minority students earn degrees.
  • Colleges That Meet 100% of Demonstrated Financial Need
Social/Cultural and Remote Resources

Project Upward Bound services are grounded in four pillars: Academic, Social, Cultural, and Career.  In this section PUB will display information and links that promote the further development of PUB Scholars as knowledgeable, skillful, confident, culturally sensitive, able leaders.

Request pdf copy of PUB Club 2019/20

PUB CLUB Lessons 2019-2020

Remote Resource:

PUB Family Conference Call

Target Schools Serviced