Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science
Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science are early intervention programs that help low-income and potential first-generation college students prepare for higher education. These programs bring high school students in grades 9 – 12 to the University of Arkansas campus on weekends and during the summer to receive instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. The programs also provide academic and social support through tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, financial literacy, field trips, college planning, and financial aid assistance. For students just completing their senior year of high school, Upward Bound provides a summer residential bridge program that enables participants to earn up to six hours of college credit. Funding is provided through grants from the U.S. Department of Education.
Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound is designed to identify and serve the unique needs of veterans who are low-income and potential first-generation college students, who have the academic potential and desire to enter and succeed in a program of higher education. Eligible veterans must have completed a minimum of 180 days of active duty in the military and hold any discharge other than dishonorable, or discharged because of a service connected disability, a member or a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days, or a member of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001. Services include Accuplacer testing, tutoring, guidance counseling, assistance in filing financial aid and VA benefit forms, academic/career advisement, test preparation for entrance exams, and courses in English, Spanish, math, science, and computer technology. Courses are offered days and evenings each semester. Funding is provided through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Call 479-575-2442 for more information.
The Upward Bound and Veterans Upward Bound offices are located at the university's Uptown Campus West, 1001 E. Sain St., Fayetteville.