Upward Bound helps students generate the skills and motivation needed for college success. Students in the Upward Bound program are four times more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than students from similar backgrounds who so not participate in the program. High school students who will be the first generation in their family to attend college are eligible for the program. It consists of a summer residential component and academic year assistance such as weekly after-school advising, tutoring and special activities by UC Davis student advisers.
US Department of Education
Upward Bound is a Federal TRIO program designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education. Our focus is on high school students who are potential first generation college students. The University of California, Davis Upward Bound Project has been in operation since 1968.
Upward Bound seeks to prepare students to succeed in the pursuit of their postsecondary studies. Please take time to view these resources which are of special interest to students. Summer Program - Each summer, the UC Davis Upward Bound Program hosts 65 high school students for an intensive, six-week, residential program. The Summer Program is a vital part of the Upward Bound experience and is geared to create a sense of community while building the academic skills, motivation, and self-confidence necessary for success in college. The Bridge Program - Upward Bound also offers a concurrent summer program for Upward Bound participants who have recently graduated high school. Bridge students often take two classes: a college-level composition course and a leadership course.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
First generation college student