Eligibility & Application


Students must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered for the Upward Bound program:

  • A desire to attend a postsecondary institution
  • Evidence of potential to succeed in a post-secondary institution
  • Eligibility as defined by federal family income guidelines and/or parents’ education level
  • Currently enrolled in a target school

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 postsecondary 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 low-income and potential first-generation college students. The remaining one-third must be either low-income or potential first-generation college students.

Students are selected based on a number of criteria including: academic need and performance, student’s self-assessments and teacher/counselor recommendations.

Application & Important Forms

The UB Application along with other important forms may be found on the Upward Bound Forms page in PDF format.

Contact Us if you would like an application mailed to you.