Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded program with two major goals:
- Encourage and assist students to graduate from high school.
- Prepare students to enter and complete a postsecondary education program.
We are one of over 826 Upward Bound programs in the United States and are housed in the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. We serve qualified students at Franklin, Chief Sealth International and Cleveland High Schools in Seattle.
Most students are admitted the semester before the summer program and remain throughout their high school years until they begin college.
All new students are on probation. Probation begins in the summer until midterms of the Summer Academy. If students do not pass probation, they cannot continue with the Upward Bound program. During that time, students are not eligible for stipends, which explains why continuing students receive $100 after successfully completing that year’s Summer Academy, but new students receive $75.