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About Upward Bound Programs

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Helping you unlock your potential.

Upward Bound Programs are free and fun college-prep programs for high schoolers that meet program eligibility. Our Upward Bound Program advisors work with you throughout high school to help you realize your dream of going to college, build a plan to reach your goal and success when you get there. We help you develop decision-making and leadership skills, navigate financial aid and college entry process, and explore options during and after high school. Get the boost you need to get where you want to go.

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What We Offer

Upward Bound programs provide comprehensive academic enrichment to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for college success including decision-making and leadership development and direct exposure to the college environment. Students participate in the program from the time of acceptance through high school graduation. Our program advisors will even guide you through the college application process, financial aid options, and much more.

  • College Visits
  • Social/Cultural Activities & Trips
  • Pre-college Summer Camp
  • Stipends (Like an allowance)
  • College Credit
  • Daily After-School Tutoring
  • Personal Counseling

Participating Schools

UW-Green Bay hosts two Upward Bound Programs. One is general Upward Bound that offers opportunities to explore careers in all areas and is available for students from the Green Bay Area Public Schools listed below. The other is Upward Bound Math and Science which focuses on preparing students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our program advisors will help match you with the right program after you apply.

Upward Bound Schools

Our general Upward Program serves students from the following Green Bay Area Public high schools.

Ready To Apply?

Students can apply at anytime. To apply, all you need to do is complete an online application form. You won't be able to save your progress, so make sure you have everything you need before you begin:

  • Your address, phone number, and personal email address (not your school email)
  • Your current grade level, your school email, and your cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • Your parent or guardian's phone numbers and email addresses
  • Know whether or not each parent earned a degree from a 4-year college or university
  • The last 4 digits of your social security number or TIN on your permanent resident card

Personal Statement

We want to know that you are ready for this commitment. There is a short answer question that gives you a chance to tell us about yourself and why you are interested in Upward Bound Programs. Please provide a thoughtful response and write in complete sentences, with good spelling and grammar. It’s okay to use a first person voice – I, me, etc. You can type your essay directly into the online form, but we suggest writing it out ahead of time using Word or Google Docs and then copy and paste it into the online form.

You will respond to the following prompt: "Share why you are interested in Upward Bound Programs. Include your educational and career goals and how Upward Bound will support you achieve them."

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Program Eligibility

Students who meet the following criteria are given priority for selection:

  1. You are or will be attending one of the participating schools
  2. You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  3. You are from a low-income household or your parents did not complete a 4-year college degree
  4. You are interested in learning and gaining skills that will help you in the future
Academic Advisor, Christopher Stewart

Need Help?

It's normal to have questions on the application process. If you get stuck or need help, just ask.

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