Upward Bound


  • All Upward Bound services are provided FREE of charge to eligible participants.
  • During the academic year, students receive stipends of up to $20 per month for completing program activities. Students participating in the summer program receive $15 per week.
  • All Upward Bound pre-approved program expenses (classes, housing, meals, and field trips) are paid for by the program.


  • All students must work hard in school to attain a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in all of their academic courses and incrementally increase their yearly cumulative GPA by 0.05 or higher.
  • Students must pursue a rigorous course curriculum, as described in the Washington State College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs).
  • Students must request tutoring from UB staff if obtaining a C or less in any class.
  • Students must attend all academic activities as required.
  • Seniors must apply for admission to three colleges or universities.
  • Students need to complete required standardized testing.

Services offered

  • Study skills development
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Career exploration
  • Assistance in choosing a college
  • Tours of college and university campuses and visits to college fairs
  • College application and financial aid application assistance
  • SAT, ACT, and/or college application fee waivers
  • Standardized test preparations for the SAT and ACT
  • Social, cultural, and recreational opportunities
  • Summer classes in composition and literature, math, computers, science, and foreign languages
  • Financial aid and scholarship search assistance
  • Financial literacy
  • Stipends (up to $30/month for completion of program requirements)

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