Upward Bound Program

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New FY 2022 Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinars for the Upward Bound (UB) Program:

In preparation for the (FY) 2022 UB Program competition, the Student Service Division will conduct 10 pre-application webinars. The webinars will take place starting December 13, 2021 through December 17, 2021. The webinars will be conducted virtually at 10:00 a.m. eastern time and again at 2:00 p.m. eastern time each day.

Click here to register and access to the webinars.

This registration link will allow you to select the session(s) you would like to join. Once registered, you will be provided unique links to join your selected sessions.

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Program Office: Federal TRIO Programs

CFDA Number: 84.047
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: TRIO (Upward Bound is one of eight TRIO programs.)


Program Description

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their 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 bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.


Types of Projects

Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.


Additional Information

All Upward Bound projects MUST provide instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. Other services include:

  • Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
  • Guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry, alternative education programs, or entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education


   
Last Modified: 12/17/2021