Upward Bound

Upward Bound group 2013 Upward Bound for Life

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? Don't miss out on information sessions coming soon to your school! If you're interested, see your guidance office to see when an Upward Bound counselor will be visiting in February/March to talk with interested students. Applications will be available and due in late March/early April 2014.

Alumni, want to get in touch with old UB friends? Join our Bowdoin College Upward Bound Facebook Group where you may find lots of old friends. 

TrioWe also encourage you to join the New England-wide Facebook group for Alumni of TRiO programs