Upward Bound serves highly motivated, first generation, underrepresented high school youth. Students that become UB scholars do so after being selected through an intensive application process that begins in the fall, typically in mid-October. The Upward Bound selection process requires the following:

  1. Recommendations from current teachers
  2. The submission of transcripts which reflect grade point averages of 2.5 or above
  3. Scholarly ability and potential. This information is gathered through required essays and questionnaires in conjunction with the previously mentioned materials.

Newly selected scholars are notified by late November and then begin attending the program in January. Returning scholars go throughout the year. We are proud to say that Upward Bound has a 100% graduation rate and a 99% rate for college matriculation.