Upward Bound is a federally funded program sponsored by US Department of Education TRIO programs. The Upward Bound Program at Florida International University started in the fall of 1995. The project is designed for students with academic potential who need additional preparation and motivation to succeed in high school and later, in college. It provides on-going academic preparation, counseling, and enrichment activities. Students may participate in the program from the time they are rising ninth graders until they enter their first year of college. It is one of several programs developed to motivate high school students to pursue a college education. The programs also expose students to the University environment through residential and non-residential programs and assists in facilitating the transition to college
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The mission of Upward Bound is to assists first generation and underrepresented students with goal-setting, decision making, career planning, academic testing, college applications, scholarship information, and financial aid opportunities so that studentsâ plan to attend college becomes a reality.
Through academic, social, and cultural activities offered throughout the academic year and a summer residential program, Upward Bound prepares high school students to be admitted and attain a post-secondary education.
ACT, SAT, leadership, univ life, summer resident exper, coll search, acad supt, dual enroll, FAFSA
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American: