LSC-Kingwood - TRIO Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a free federally funded grant program designed to prepare first-generation, low-income high school students for college. Upward Bound aims to increase college enrollment and degree completion among program participants.

Upward Bound participants receive academic advising, standardized test preparation, supplemental instruction, scholarship and financial aid assistance, financial literacy training, and college campus tours. Through participation in after-school tutorials and a six-week summer program on the Lone Star College-Kingwood campus, students build academic skills and improve their academic performance. Students also participate in cultural enrichment activities and community service events. Additionally, Upward Bound offers developmental workshops in college success skills such as time management, study skills, and career exploration.

The Lone Star College-Kingwood Upward Bound has served students from the Splendora ISD since 1999. We aim to serve the students and provide services through Lone Star College-Kingwood Upward Bound.


  • Splendora High School Students
  • U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • First-Generation College Student
  • Need Academic Support

What We Offer

  • College Preparations Workshops
  • College Campus Visits
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Cultural Enrichment Events
  • SAT/ACT Prep Classes
  • Summer Program at LSC-Kingwood
  • Afterschool Tutorials
  • Money Matter Workshop

Apply for Upward Bound

For application/document submitions see Sara Moya & Genesis Munoz Alvarado in Splendora High School Room: 2602 Mrs. Barnes in 1717 Or email them to: KC-upwardBound@lonestar.edu Subject: Students Name & Grade.

Application Packets Must Include:

  1. Completed Application
  2. A copy of your U.S. birth certificate and government issued photo ID
    U.S. Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Permanent Resident Card, or evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of your intent to become a permanent resident
  3. Completed Teacher/Counselor Referral Forms
  4. A signed copy of your parent/guardian’s signed most recent income tax return or a signed "Income Verification Form"

Download the Upward Bound Application Packet

Staff and Contact Information

General inquiries into Upward Bound at LSC-Kingwood can be directed to kc-upwardbound@lonestar.edu.

Hector Marquez-Rubio

Program Manager

Hector Marquez-Rubio
Hablo Español

Sarah M Moya

Advisor I

Sara M. Moya

Genesis Alvarado

Advisor I

Genesis Munoz Alvarado
Hablo Español

Kyera Butler

PT Staff Assistant

Kyera Butler


PT Math/Science Tutor

Randall Bachman

Genesis Alvarado

PT English/Writing Tutor

Tabitha Hobley

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