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Umpqua Community College Upward Bound

Program Description

Umpqua Community College's Upward Bound Program serves students in three high schools in rural Douglas County, Oregon. Students come from low income, first generation college going families. They attend monthly team meetings, Saturday Seminars, and study groups. In the summer, they attend a six week long summer academy to build skills and be better prepared for college.

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: 61
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • More than 75%