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Upward Bound at the University of South Florida is one of the eight TRIO programs funded by the United States Department of Education. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound at USF serves high school students from low-income families and students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree (first-generation college students). The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

The program's rigorous academic and counseling components are designed to provide students with three years of continuous preparation for college beginning in the spring of their ninth grade academic year. Apply now or read more using the navigation on the left.

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The Upward Bound Program at the University of South Florida is funded by an annual grant from the United States Department of Education in the amount of $692,449 for project years 2012 to 2017.


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