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Tulane University (Upward Bound)

  • April Rice
  • Program Services Coordinator
  • 504-865-5870

Program Description

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Services are designed to develop essential skills, study habits, and discipline necessary for success in high school and college. Participants commit to the program until high school graduation and participate in both a six week summer program and an academic year component including weekly tutoring and Saturday Academy.

Being curriculum driven, the program provides exposure to a wide variety of academic, cultural, and social, and career opportunities stimulating a college experience.

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)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • African American: 0%

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

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Tulane University of Louisiana

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 50%