Upward Bound is a fully funded grant program under the TRIO branch of the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound serves 134 9-12th grade high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. Upward Bound provides fundamental support and motivation to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.
Upward Bound students participate in a variety of Academic Year and Residential Summer School activities at CSU Monterey Bay - designed to help them reach their full academic and personal potential.
Upward Bound offers free services to students who meet the following criteria: