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Abilene Christian University (Upward Bound)

  • D'Angelo Sands
  • Academic Development Adviser
  • (915) 674-24514

Program Description

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. -U.S. Department of Education

The mission of Upward Bound is to prepare economically disadvantaged and first-generation students academically and personally for college attendance and the completion of a post-secondary degree by providing motivation, academic instruction, and holistic support.

Upward Bound's academic and personal values include: Excellence, Honesty, Harmony, Growth, Stability, Endurance, Confidence and Competence.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Between 50% and 75%