Prospective Kearney Bound Students

Benefits of Kearney Bound Program for High School Students

  • Personalized Attention
  • Academic Plan
  • College Financial Promise leaving college with minimal to no debt

Benefits participating high schools provide KB High School Students:

  • Directed advising
  • Designed to prepare students for the rigors of academic work at the university level. 
    • Participants are encouraged in a variety of ways to be successful. They are encouraged academically to:
      • Utilize resources in school to be successful in all classes
      • Develop resiliency to reaching academic goals no matter the obstacles
  • Mentoring
    • Participants receive individualized attention to plan success in academics and personal achievement.
    • Plans are developed on the needs of the student to make sure they are on the right track for success.
  • Transportation to UNK for motivational experiences and exposure to opportunities on campus (x2 per year)
  • Professional staff member to direct UNK’s involvement and be a liaison with the UNK staff
  • Two Fee waivers for ACT tests, (first ACT in April of Junior year, second ACT in October Senior year)

 UNK will provide KB High School Students

  • Professional staff member to direct UNK’s involvement and be a liaison with the high school
  • On-campus programming designed to motivate KB students to earn a University degree
    • Focus on areas that pertain to life outside of school. Including Money management, relationship building, and Living in the “Real World”
    • Participants associate with each other through a variety of programming opportunities that are educational, social, and leadership oriented.  Programming includes team building.
  • Assistance with financial aid, scholarship and financial planning sessions for students and parents.

Benefits of Kearney Bound Program for University Students

KB Students enroll in the fall of their freshman year in the University Foundations class.

University Foundations is a semester-long, transition class.

Course topics include clarifying educational and personal goals, developing self-awareness, exploring majors and careers, getting involved in campus life, approaching new challenges, understanding university resources, studying at a college level, reading and test taking tips, writing and speaking strategies, managing time effectively, critical thinking, and financial literacy.

  • Directed advising
    • Designed to prepare students for the rigors of academic work at the university level.
    • Participants are encouraged in a variety of ways to be successful. They are encouraged academically to:
      • Utilize resources in school to be successful in all classes
      • Develop resiliency to reaching academic goals no matter the obstacles
  • Tutoring
    • Participants receive tutoring during the school year to assist with classes of which they need additional support.
  • Mentoring
    • Participants receive individualized attention to plan success in academics and personal achievement. Plans are developed on the needs of the student to make sure they are on the right track for success.
  • Guaranteed financial aid coverage