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What if we paid you to Do Awesome THings?!

Sometimes, there's a college opportunity you just have to take.

You might think you're the kind of student who doesn't get to go to summer camp. Or get good grades. Or go on trips. Or prepare for college. Well, the Upward Bound program is here to change that. You just need to sign up. And if you qualify, there's no cost—we even pay you!

UWGB Upward Bound Students on a rafting tripUWGB Upward Bound Students touring the UW-Madison CampusUWGB upward bound students using an interactive science displayUWGB Upward Bound students posing for an under-water photo

Monthly Stipends

It's like earning an allowance for studying. Plus we provide tutors.


Boost Your Grades

After-school study labs help keep up your grades and summer camp gives you a head start on your next year in school. 

100% Grant-Funded

Funded by a $330,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Federal TRIO Programs.

John Boetcher from Jacobs


“Being a first generation college student was a complete mystery, but Upward Bound guided me through the entire process. If it hadn't been for everyone at Upward Bound, I wouldn't be at my dream school doing something I hadn't even imagined before joining.”

Vicki Villarreal
UW-Green Bay Upward Bound
Class of 2015

Upward Bound students in a college dorm room.

Live on Campus

Go to summer camp for six weeks each summer at no cost to you. You'll earn high school credit, experience college life, make new friends and take great weekly field trips.

UWGB Upward Bound field trip to WBAY-TV station

Fun Excursions

Join us for campus tours to help you envision your college-bound future. We also include opportunities for fun and enrichment—like community service, theater, museums, ropes courses, rafting and amusement parks.

UWGB Upward Bound Students

Who's Eligible?

Eligible students are:
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • from a low-income family or whose parents don't have a bachelor's degree.
  • entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade at Green Bay East, Preble, Southwest or West High School this fall.
  • C-students (2.0 GPA) or higher.