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New Jersey Institute of Technology (Upward Bound)

  • Monique Hutchinson
  • Director
  • (973) 596-3682

Program Description

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of post secondary education. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college courses and ultimately succeed in higher educational pursuits.

Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree, and classify as low-income, and first-generation military veterans preparing to enter post secondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of post secondary education.

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

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%