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University of Montevallo Upward Bound

  • University of Montevallo Upward Bound
  • Station 6268
  • Montevallo, AL 35115
  • (205) 665-6289
  • Mary Jo Buff
  • Upward Bound Academic Coordinator

Program Description

Upward Bound is a Federal TRIO Program that provides academic and personal support necessary for potential first-generation college students and/or economically disadvantaged youth to complete both high school and college.

At the University of Montevallo, Upward Bound serves 9th-12th grade students in Chilton, Bibb, and select Shelby County schools.

All services are provided at no cost to program participants and their parents.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 140
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Jefferson State Community College
  • Miles College
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Troy University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Montevallo