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Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Programs

Student Educational Opportunity



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 degre


Eligibility Requirements

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science are federal TRIO programs administered through the US Department of Education. We assist eligible students in preparing for successful entry into college. Program services are provided at no cost to families and eligibility is limited to students who are:

  • In grades 9-12 (Recruiting purposes, students must have completed 8th grade and not entered their senior year of High School)
  • Income eligible   AND/OR   a first generation college student (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree)
  • You are a US Citizen, permanents resident, or can verify your intent to become a permanent resident
  • You intend to pursue a four year college degree



If you are interested in applying for the Upward Bound or Upward Bound Math Science programs please click here to access an application.



The Upward Bound Program is funded 100% by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education at $519,968 annually.

The Upward Bound Math Science Program is funded 100% by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education at $326,922 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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