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Purdue University Fort Wayne Upward Bound

  • Purdue University Fort Wayne Upward Bound
  • 2101 East Coliseum Blvd
  • Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • (260) 481-4189
  • Lydia Bates
  • Assistant Director Upward Bound

Program Description

Upward Bound is a year-round program consisting of a nine-month Academic Year Component and a six-week Summer Academy with a three week residential stay. The Academic Year Component includes academic counseling, academic instruction on Saturdays, weekly tutoring, college visits, cultural and social experiences and post-secondary assistance. During the Summer Academy, Upward Bound participants live on campus for three weeks and experience college life, take additional classes, and visit other colleges. Upward Bound's goal is to help students realize their college dreams.

Upward Bound is a student development program at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Upward Bound is a TRIO program fully funded annually by the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO programs support higher education for all students, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or disability.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 126
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Ball State University
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Purdue University-Main Campus