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University of Texas Arlington Upward Bound

  • University of Texas Arlington Upward Bound
  • P O Box 19356
    503 W. Third Street, Carlisle Hall, Suite 706
  • Arlington, TX 76019
  • 817.272.2610
  • Fidel Zapata
  • RIDGE Coordinator; TRIO Pre-College Programs
  • 817.272.2633

Program Description

Upward Bound is a federally funded program founded in 1965 by the U.S. Department of Education. Located at several institutions throughout the country, the Upward Bound Program at UT Arlington has been providing services to area high school students since 1982. Participants are potential first generation college students and several belong to low-income families. The program focuses on equipping these students with the necessary skills to succeed, both academically and personally, after high school graduation.

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


Education Level and
Number of Students

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


  • Between 50% and 75%