Upward Bound

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound (UB) program is part of the TRIO group and is federally funded.  UB is for first generation to college and/or low income high school students at either EagleRidge High School or Klamath Union High School.
 
This is a pre-college preparation program which offers an array of services which include:
  • Tutoring on a weekly basis at both target schools
  • Workshops:
    • College application completion
    • SAT/ACT test preparation
    • FASFA (Federal Financial Aid) completion
    • OSAC (Oregon Scholarship application) completion
    • Oregon Promise application completion
  • Cultural Events to expose students to events that they may not otherwise be able to participate in
  • Educational Events to broaden the students knowledge
  • College visits to expose students to what is available in Oregon and bordering states

Interested? Apply Now!
Click here for the online application
Click here to download an application

Meet our Staff


Beth Stiller

Office Phone: 541-880-2264
Office: 344

Beth is a native of Klamath Falls, who graduated from Mazama High School before making her way to Oregon State University, where she majored in human resources and industrial relations, with a minor in psychology and sociology. A year after graduating Beth moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and then Juneau, where she worked as a lobbyist and then for an insurance agent. She completed a master's in secondary education through Grand Canyon University after returning to Klamath Falls, and worked for a private school for 13 years, the last 6 years in high school social science, journalism, and yearbook. In 2016 she became a student success representative at Klamath Community College, where she worked in advising students, helping them stay on track for graduation, as well as working with local high schools to encourage students to be purposeful in their dual credit and college credit choices.

Beth enjoys helping students find their potential. Her experience working with high school students to help them see the path to their future goals, and what education is necessary, makes for a smooth transition into the director of the Upward Bound (UB) program. She looks forward to working with the UB participants to share with them new cultural and educational experiences, as well as helping them visit numerous colleges.
Her hobbies include running, reading, and spending time with her grown and flown children.

“Education is lifelong, making sure you enjoy your path to your future lies with you.” – Beth Stiller

 


Roman Heidrich

Office Phone: 541-880-2272
Office: 344

Roman was born and raised in the Klamath basin, graduating from Bonanza High School, and continuing his education at Oregon Institute of Technology. At OIT, Roman majored in applied psychology, graduating in 2019 with cum laude honors. He worked during the school year as a resident advisor and campus safety delegate. In the summers between, he served as the program director for a six-session summer camp in Eastern Oregon

One of Roman’s biggest accomplishments while attending OIT was a study he conducted addressing the effects of social media on self-esteem in young adults. His education, research, and experience have helped him understand that today’s teenagers and young adults are facing unique challenges that need to be addressed.

Roman hopes to help students overcome these unique challenges by building strong relationships that will help foster learning and personal growth. Roman has been working with children, teenagers, and young adults for over four years and is excited to direct his experience toward a new project with new challenges.