The West Virginia University Upward Bound program is designed to help high school students overcome barriers to postsecondary education.

This summer, students will once again arrive on campus to learn the skills they will need to face the challenges ahead. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program will sponsor the 2016 summer residential program.

Upward Bound will receive reimbursement from the USDA for meals served to income-eligible students enrolled in the camp. They will be reimbursed approximately $2.09 for breakfasts and $3.66 each for lunches and dinners. They could receive as much as $5,000. Approximately 30 high school students will attend the summer program located on the WVU campus from June 26 through August 5.

In order to receive the reimbursement from the SFSP, the meals must meet certain nutritional criteria. Each offered meal must have a certain amount of milk, fruit, vegetable, grain and meat products.

A federally funded TRiO program, Upward Bound serves up to 57 students in ninth through 12th grades from Clay-Battelle, Grafton and Preston high schools. The summer program is designed to give students a taste of college life and to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school and in college. For more information on Upward Bound, visit

For a list of the complete SFSP guidelines, visit

SFSP income-eligibility is based on the following income guidelines (see attached media).

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) FAX: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) EMAIL:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



CONTACT: Frances Bennett Clark, Upward Bound

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