Upward Bound Program

The Upward Bound Program is one of the federal TRiO programs, which are educational opportunity outreach initiatives. TRiO programs are designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

Beyond the opportunity to partake in a positive, motivating, college-focused environment, members of The Ohio State University Upward Bound Program family receive intensive year-round academic preparation, tutoring services, and test preparation for the Ohio Graduation Test, ACT and SAT. Furthermore, students are afforded the opportunity to participate in college/cultural tours and personal/career development activities and workshops during Saturday Academy sessions and the Upward Bound Summer Institute.