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Southwestern University Upward Bound

  • Veronica Luna
  • Academic Advisor
  • (512) 863-1174

Program Description

The goal of Southwestern University's Upward Bound program is to provide first-generation college bound high school students with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills. Thereby, ensuring that they will complete high school and enroll in and complete a program of post-secondary education. SU Upward Bound will prepare them academically and socially for enrollment, and completion of higher education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • 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

  • Sam Houston State University
  • Texas State University
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of North Texas

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 85%