The University of Louisville Upward Bound Program is a federally funded project that has existed on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus for more than 35 years. The program affords the opportunity for its student participants to excel in the standard pre-college curriculum and ultimately during post-secondary educational endeavors. Upward Bound serves high school students from first generation and / or low income families; first generation families are described as those in which neither parent holds a collegiate bachelor degree; low-income families are those that meet the pre-established guidelines as required by the federal government. The goal of the Upward Bound program is to increase the rate at which its student participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. As a part of the program, Upward Bound participants receive assistance in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Currently, there are between 770 and 800 Upward Bound Programs operating throughout the United States.
Students who are interested in the Upward Bound Program are invited to apply by printing an application from our web site. Adobe Reader is required to view and print the forms. Adobe Reader may be downloaded for FREE by clicking on the Adobe logo button below.