How to Apply | ECTC

How to Apply

Who is Eligible?

To be admitted to the program, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend one of the following high schools: Larue County HS, Nelson County HS, North Hardin HS, Thomas Nelson HS, or Washington County HS.
  • Be income-eligible as defined by the federal government and/or a potentially first generation college student (neither parent/guardian has completed a baccalaureate degree).
  • Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have completed the eighth grade or have not yet completed the twelfth grade.
  • Have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) degrees, majors, or careers.

Who can apply?

You should join the program and participate if:

  • You are a high school student or in the eighth grade and are about to enter high school who wants to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related field
  • You would like to go to college but need some assistance on how to apply or qualify for college
  • You are open to new, exciting experiences and friendships
  • You are eager to learn and want to experience things only college can bring you
  • Neither parent in the home has earned a bachelor’s degree; or
  • Your income level does not exceed federal guidelines for the program

How can I join?

Let your School Counselor know that you are interested in applying, or call Upward Bound Math & Science at ECTC 270-706-8578 or email us at


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