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University of Maine-Presque Isle (Upward Bound)

  • University of Maine-Presque Isle (Upward Bound)
  • 181 Main St.
  • Presque Isle, ME 04769
  • (207) 768-9456
  • Darylen Cote
  • Director of Upward Bound
  • (207) 768-9456

Program Description

Upward Bound is a federally funded program open to high school students who qualify financially, or are the first in their families to attend college. Working with area high schools, the program identifies students who could benefit from the intensive academic, cultural enrichment, and other college preparation services that Upward Bound provides. The program has been successful in assisting participants, who might not otherwise have attended, to go to college and persist until they meet their degree goals.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Between 50% and 75%