Upward Bound

Purpose:

  •  Provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance, and opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.
  • Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a four-year degree.


Activities provided:

  • Instruction in mathematics, laboratory science, foreign language, composition, and literature;
  • Academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects;
  • Assistance in secondary school course selection and post secondary course selection;
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations;
  • Assistance in completing college admission applications;
  • Information on the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and resources for locating public and private scholarships;
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications;
  • Guidance and assistance in secondary school reentry, alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts that lead to receipt of a regular secondary school diploma, entry into general educational development programs, or post secondary education; and
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students or the students’ parents.


Applicant Eligibility:

  • Who May Apply for UB Grants:  Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program, secondary schools.


Participant Eligibility:

  • Students must have completed the 8th grade, be between the ages of 13 and 19, and have a need for academic support in order to pursue a program of post secondary education.  All students must be either from low-income families or be potential first-generation college students.  The program requires that two- thirds of the participants in a project must be both low-income and potential first- generation students.  The remaining one-third must be either low-income, first-generation college students, or students who have a high risk for academic failure. Please see the program regulations in 34 CFR 645 for full eligibility criteria.

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Veterans Upward Bound

Purpose:

  • To motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of post secondary education.
  • The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas.


Activities Provided:

  • Instruction in mathematics, laboratory science, foreign language, composition, and literature;
  • Intensive basic skills development in academic subjects required for the successful completion of a high school equivalency program and for admission to post secondary programs;
  • Short-term remedial or refresher courses for veterans who have graduated from high school but delayed pursing post secondary education;
  • Special services, including mathematics and science preparation, to enable veterans to make the transition to post secondary education;
  • Assistance in securing support services from other available resources such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, state veterans agencies, and other associations or agencies that serve veterans;
  • Assistance in post secondary course selection;
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations;
  • Assistance in completing college admission applications;
  • Information on the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and resources for locating public and private scholarships;
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications;
  • Guidance and assistance in alternative education programs, entry into general educational development programs or post secondary education; and
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.


Applicant Eligibility:

  • Who May Apply for VUB Grants:  Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purpose of the program, secondary schools.


Participant Eligibility:

  • Participants must meet military service requirements stipulated in the authorizing statute and be low-income, prospective first-generation college students who are preparing to enter a post secondary institution. The program requires that at least two-thirds of the participants in a project be both low-income and first-generation. The remaining participants must be either low-income or first-generation military veterans who served in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 180 days and received other than a dishonorable discharge; was discharged because of a service connected disability; was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days; or was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001; and have a high risk for academic failure.  Please see the program regulations in 34 CFR 645 for full eligibility criteria.


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Upward Bound Math & Science

 

Purpose:

  • To strengthen the math and science skills of participating students.  The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in the fields of math and science and to encourage them to pursue post secondary degrees in math and science.

Activities Provided:

  • Instruction in mathematics, laboratory science, foreign language, composition, and literature;
  • Academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects;
  • Assistance in secondary school course selection and post secondary course selection;
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations;
  • Assistance in completing college admission applications;
  • Information on the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and resources for locating public and private scholarships;
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications;
  • Guidance and assistance in secondary school reentry, alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts that lead to receipt of a regular secondary school diploma, entry into general educational development programs, or post secondary education;
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students or the students’ parents;
  • Intensive instruction in mathematics and science, including hand-on experience in laboratories, in computer facilities, and at field sites;
  • Exposure to university faculty who do research in mathematics and science;
  • Opportunity for participants to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member or graduate students serving as the participant’s mentor; and
  • A summer instructional component that is designed to simulate a college-going experience and includes daily coursework and other activities.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Who May Apply for UBMS Grants:  Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program, secondary schools.

Participant Eligibility:

  • Students must be eligible to participate in the Upward Bound Math and Science program and must have completed the eighth grade.  Two-thirds of all participants must be low-income, potential first-generation college students. The remaining one-third must be low-income or potential first-generation college students. Please see the program regulations in 34 CFR 645 for full eligibility criteria.

To locate current projects in your area, please visit: