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The Upward Bound program provides students a number of academic, financial, and personal supports during the school year that are designed to ensure that they successfully complete a rigorous high school program and continue on to college. These supports include:

  • Assistance with identifying appropriate colleges, completing college applications, and application fee waivers
  • ACT preparation and fee waivers
  • Afterschool and weekend enrichment activities including college visits, cultural trips, and other activities
  • Assistance with completing the FAFSA and locating and applying for college scholarships
  • Weekly academic tutoring provided by qualified ESU students – such tutoring is required for most participants
  • Monthly stipends for participation in the program