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LMU | Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math & Science

  • Dulce Jauregui
  • UBMS Advisor
  • (310) 258-2606

Program Description

Established at Loyola Marymount University in 2007 and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as generous contributions from LMU, Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded TRIO Program designed to provide educational and personal support services to increase high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation rates of its participants. In 2017, LMU received funding for an additional program, Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS).

The two programs serve high school students from low-income families in which neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree. Services include academic advising and workshops, tutoring, college visits, assistance with the college and financial aid application process, enrichment activities, community service, leadership opportunities, and a residential summer school experience on the LMU campus. UB serves 58 students from Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet (WESM) and UBMS serves 60 WESM students.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 118
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California State University-Dominguez Hills
  • California State University-Long Beach
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • University of California-Los Angeles