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Indian River State College (Upward Bound)

  • April Willis
  • Program Director
  • (772) 226-2680

Program Description

Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college program for high school students who are motivated to attend college, but need to produce higher grades and test scores. If this describes your situation, then Upward Bound is the program for you.

Addressing the need for highly skilled jobs in the math, science, and technology fields, IRSC and the Upward Bound Program, partnering with the St. Lucie County School District, has made it possible for students to discover new and innovative skills as they shadow science faculty and researchers at state-of-the-arts facilities throughout the state.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • 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
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Indian River State College