Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound is a program that helps high school students get into and succeed in college. Our students are the first generation in their family to graduate from college and come from low-income households.

More than 700 Upward Bound programs exist nationwide. The Bowdoin College program works with students from 11 Maine high schools.

Become an Upward Bound student
Do you attend one of our partner schools? If you're interested, see your guidance office to see when an Upward Bound counselor will be visiting to talk with interested students. Recruitment usually runs in February and March. Ask to attend an info session. Applications are available in February/March and due in late March/early April.