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Upward Bound | Upward Bound Math-Science Programs

Mission Statement

The 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 post-secondary 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 GPA's 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

Eligibility Requirements

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science are federal TRIO programs administered through the US Department of Education. We assist eligible student in preparing for successful entry into college. Program services are provided at no cost to eligible families and eligibility is limited to students who are:
  • In grades 9-11 (students must have completed 8th grade and not entered their senior year of high school)
  • Income eligible AND/OR a potential first generation college student (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree)
  • You are a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or can verify your intent to become a Permanent Resident
  • You intend to pursue a four year college degree

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