What is Upward Bound?
The Upward Bound Programs at California State University, Fresno serve low-income, first-generation college bound high school students who have the potential to succeed in college, but whose high school grades and test scores do not reflect that potential. Funded by the United States Department of Education, Upward Bound provides opportunities and assistance to students in acquiring the academic skill development and motivational support through teaching and counseling. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase high school graduation rates and participants enrollment in and graduation from institutions of post-secondary education.
Who is Eligible?
The United States Department of Education provides funding to two (2) Upward Bound Programs at Fresno State. One program provides service to ninety (90) students to the following schools: Edison, Madera, and Madera South High Schools. The second program provides service to sixty-three (63) students to the following schools: Fresno, McLane, and Roosevelt High Schools.
We continuously recruit freshmen and sophomores from these schools. These students must be first-generation college bound and/or low income.
For further information please contact:
Upward Bound Programs - Fresno State
5240 N. Jackson Avenue M/S UC59
University Center #124
Fresno, CA 93740-8023
Phone: (559) 278-2693
Fax: (559) 278-4306
Upward Bound is a federally funded TRiO program.