PUB’s official recruitment period is March through May of each year. Application documents can be obtained from the PUB counselor liaison at the target school or by following the directions below. Applicants who are accepted for membership during recruitment season become active the following September. Members must be active during a complete academic year before they become eligible to spend the following Summer Academy on campus.
Applications are accepted at any time. However application packets submitted during June, July, and August will not be reviewed until September because the PUB Team is 100% involved in implementing the Summer Academy during those months.
The Application Packet
The parts that make up the application packet are listed below. All forms are in Adobe format which may be downloaded here if you don’t already have it.
- Membership Application Form: Fill in all blanks that apply; parent and applicant must sign.
- Proof of previous year’s income OR proof that applicant is a court ward:
a. Federal 1040 submitted to the IRS showing that applicant was claimed
b. DHS, SS, Retirement, or SSI Benefit Statement
c. Statement of any other taxable income
- Applicant’s Social Security Card: A signed photocopy
- Applicant’s Essay Form: Put name at top finish the statements (do not repeat the statements).
- Educator Evaluation Form: Fill in your name and distribute to teachers, counselors, or other middle/high school officials who know you well enough. Submit 3 Evaluations.
Applications are reviewed on a first-come/first-served basis to fill membership slots that will be left from the senior class’ graduation. Only complete membership application packets can be considered because eligibility cannot be determined if an application packet is not complete.
Attach items 2-6 to the Application Form and submit the entire packet to the Project Upward Bound Office. (Educator Evaluation’s may be faxed to the number on the form.) Application Packets may be mailed or delivered in person to the address at the bottom of the menu bar to the left. The application packet may also be scanned and submitted electronically (to PUB@oakland.edu) for preliminary evaluation, but applicants will need to bring the originals if a membership interview is scheduled.
Only complete application packets will be considered. Once the complete packet is received, an interview will be scheduled for eligible applicants and their parents. All applicants are notified of the outcome by phone and by letter. Applicants who are accepted become official PUB members only after taking a pre-assessment, documenting enrollment at a target school, and attending orientation with a parent.