Purpose

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science are federal TRIO programs sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education. The Upward Bound Program at North Carolina A&T State University was established in 1966. The purpose of Upward Bound is to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in postsecondary education programs.

The newly funded Upward Bound Math and Science Program was established at A&T in 2007. The purpose of Upward Bound Math and Science is to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in postsecondary education programs that lead to careers in math and science.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to be considered for Upward Bound, applicants must:

  • Meet family economic and parent education status criteria
  • Attend one of the target schools: T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, James B. Dudley High School or Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, and be enrolled in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade
  • Show an academic need for program services

In order to be considered for Upward Bound Math and Science, applicants must:

  • Meet family economic and parent education status criteria
  • Attend one of the target high schools: Dalton McMichael in Mayodan or Reidsville High School in Reidsville, and be enrolled in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade
  • Show an academic need for program services

Services

Services and activities for both programs include:

  • Instruction and tutoring in college preparatory classes
  • Counseling
  • Academic Advisement
  • College visits
  • Career exploration
  • Cultural activities
  • Assistance with the college and financial aid application process (seniors)

Program Components

  • Six-week summer residential program
  • Nine-month academic year program
  • Five-week summer Bridge program (for program graduates)