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The Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) Upward Bound Program is recruiting 9th graders

posted Oct 22, 2014, 10:07 AM by K McLaughlin

The Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) Upward Bound Program is recruiting 9th graders from the following public high schools: Holyoke, Springfield Central, High School of Science and Technology, Greenfield and Turner’s Falls.

 Upward Bound is a free, federally funded, year-round intensive college preparation program for students who meet income eligibility requirements or whose parents do not have a bachelor’s degree. From the time they start with Upward Bound until they graduate, participants receive tutoring, advising, after school classes, and assistance with college and financial aid applications. The services take place at their local high schools during the school year and on the NMH campus in the summer.

 Upward Bound students spend six weeks each summer on the NMH campus where they take classes, go on college and cultural trips, and participate in both college preparatory and recreational activities. Upward Bound graduates have a very high rate of college acceptance, enrollment and completion. Upward Bound graduates usually receive excellent financial aid to attend college.



Wednesday November 5th at 2 p.m. - Holyoke High School Auditorium

500 Beech Street, Holyoke


Wednesday, November 5th -Turner’s Falls Auditorium, 6 p.m. (pizza at 5:30)

35 Crocker Avenue, Turner’s Falls


Wednesday November 12th at 5:45 p.m. - Holyoke High School Cafeteria


Thursday, November 13th   6 p.m.

High School of Science and Technology Library

1250 State Street, Springfield

 Students who would like to attend the daytime session in Holyoke should request a pass from a guidance counselor. Any 9th grade student and parent/guardian may attend any of the evening sessions. Students whose parent/guardians attend an information session may be given priority in the selection process.

 Applications are due on November 20th and they are available in the guidance offices and on our website .

Gisele Litalien
NMH Upward Bound
1 Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA