Upward Bound

Helping high school students become first-generation, post-secondary graduates!

What is Upward Bound?

Are you a motivated high school student looking at becoming the first in your family to successfully pursue a college degree? 网赌正规真人实体在线平台’s Upward Bound program wants to help you realize that dream! As an Upward Bound participant, you can get the support you need to complete high school and learn valuable skills towards success in college too.

Upward Bound students participate in both summer and school-year programs and, following high school graduation, are encouraged to enroll in the BRIDGE program—an intensive mentoring opportunity designed to guide students like you through your first summer quarter of college coursework.


Upward Bound Benefits:

  • Academic tutoring and advising
  • Personal mentoring
  • Cultural event attendance
  • College visits across Washington state
  • Pre-college workshops in a wide variety of topics from financial literacy to scholarships and careers.
  • Community service opportunities
  • Summer enrichment instruction
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“I want to thank Upward Bound for all of the help I received. I consider the program family. Because of all the help and support from Upward Bound, I was able to attend 网赌正规真人实体在线平台 and get exposure to universities. Now, as I am getting ready to graduate with my Ph.D as a research scientist, I want future participants to know that all the work this program does matters!”

Ana (Tapia) Vergara


Upward Bound Eligibility

  • You're excited to pursue a college degree!
  • Your parents haven't graduated from college.
  • You're a freshman, sophomore or junior at Connell, Chiawana or Pasco High School.
  • Your family's income meets federal guidelines.
  • Your preceding semester/trimester grades are all at the C level or above.

Interested in applying for Upward Bound? Email us for more information or get started on your application today!




Meet the Upward Bound team!


Upward Bound at 网赌正规真人实体在线平台 is 100% federally funded at $377,518 annually. Each year, we serve approximately 83 participants from three high schools.


FAST FACTS Upward Bound Participants


enrolled in post-secondary programs in 2018


complete post-secondary programs within six years of high school graduation


maintain a high school GPA of 2.5 or better


complete advanced math and science curriculum during high school


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