Upward Bound (UB) is a pre-college program for low-income and potential first-generation college students. Scholars of Upward Bound build academic skills that help in successfully pursuing post-secondary education. The program is free to particpants. Teachers, counselors, and social service agencies recommend eighth grade students who will attend either Grand Rapids Creston or Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills high schools. Upward Bound staff then select the students with academic potential displaying a need for the program services. Please select "How to Apply" for further information regarding the application.