Popular links for The University of Virginia's College at Wise Upward Bound program

Local Schools We Serve

Ridgeview High School
Eastside High School
Central High School

Sites to brush up on Math and English skills

 Helpful Math Websites

Khan Academy

That Quiz



Helpful English Websites



Townsend Press


Odds and Ends

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Mountain Empire Community College

Federal TRIO Programs
College Board



 Julia R. Heise Scholarship

The Julia R. Heise Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the offices of Student Support Services and Upward Bound at UVA-Wise in honor of Julia Heise, a former proponent and director of the TRIO programs at the College for 28 years. The scholarship will be awarded to students who meet TRIO criteria for eligibility and demonstrate academic potential, which includes being a first generation college student with a low-income or low-income with a learning or physical disability, and a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Students must submit an application and short essay to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on how TRIO programs benefit students.

Renewal is contingent upon:

  1. Maintaining the GPA requirement and making sufficient progress toward degree completion.
  2. Being enrolled at the College.
  3. Being in good standing as defined by the College’s Code of Conduct.

Julia R. Heise Scholarship Application