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Santa Fe College Upward Bound

Program Description

Upward Bound is a comprehensive program designed to assist potential first-generation college-going students prepare for college. Our mission is to help students achieve their individual educational goals of entering and completing the college pathway of their choice.

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
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 63
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida State University
  • Full Sail University
  • Santa Fe College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Savannah State University
  • The University of Tampa
  • University of South Florida: Tampa Campus

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 83%