Upward Bound Projects

Amy Kee Scholarship

Amy Kee in the stands


The Amy Kee scholarship was established to provide financial support to an Upward Bound graduating senior who exemplifies excellence in pursuit of higher education.


This year, one $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Upward Bound senior. Funds will be disbursed upon the recipient submitting to Upward Bound proof of full-time enrollment at any two-year or four-year college.


Award applicants must meet the following criteria:

* Graduating senior of Upward Bound at CSU, Chico

* Attending an accredited two-year or four-year college directly after high school graduation

* A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.50


Applicants must submit a two-page (double-spaced, 12 font size) typed essay explaining the following:

  • How has Upward Bound supported you in overcoming obstacles toward your educational and/or career goals? What are 2 takeaways you have learned from Upward Bound that you will take with you into college?


Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from one of the following professionals: teacher, counselor, or community leader. Recommendations from Upward Bound staff members will not be accepted. The recommendation letter should address the applicant's academic potential for success at a two-year or four-year college, unique personal characteristics, and need for financial support.

Application Deadline

All materials must be RECEIVED by FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024 to the following address:

Upward Bound Projects

Attn: Diana Thao

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0712

Alternatively, you can email a completed application to dthao5@csuchico.edu.

Download the Application here! (PDF)