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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Programs

Student Educational Opportunity


Welcome to Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science

Upward Bound/UBMS Programs are college preparatory programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We assist eligible students in preparing for successful entry into college. Program services are provided at no cost to families who meet the eligibility requirements.


Mission Statement

The University of Wyoming’s Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Programs seek to foster a supportive learning environment that encourages students’ academic success by providing program participants the skills and motivation necessary to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education and to cultivate positive regard for self and others.

     By high school graduation, UB and UBMS participants will:

  • Enroll in and complete a college preparatory curriculum
  • Display respect for other cultures and communities
  • Develop positive relationships with peers and adults
  • Participate in acts of civic responsibility


The goals of Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science are to:

  • Raise high school GPAs to a level consistent with college entry

  • Prepare students for successful application and entry into college

  • Help students and families pursue federal financial aid and other sources of funding for college

  • Increase the number of first-generation and low-income students earning a college degree


The Upward Bound Program is funded 100% by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education at $498,770 annually.

The Upward Bound Math Science Program is funded 100% by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education at $313,594 annually.

“The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.”

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