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Welcome to Upward Bound Programs


Upward Bound Programs is a federally-funded program that helps high-school students gain academic skills and motivation to continue their education beyond high school. At Penn State, Upward Bound Programs includes the Upward Bound, Upward Bound Migrant and Upward Bound Math and Science grants, serving over 249 students each year from six target high schools in six counties — Berks, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Perry.

UBP Updates

The Saturday Senior Celebration Scheduled for April 25 Has Been Canceled. 

 Penn State President Eric. J. Barron and Penn State health and safety officials announced on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 that due to the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State would move to remote learning for all classes beginning Monday, March 16 through at least spring semester.  These decisions align with recommendations from the federal government that call for restricting of all gatherings of more than 10 people.

As part of this announcement, the University also has indicated that all non-essential events should be canceled, rescheduled or offered virtually regardless of the size of the event.


UBP in the News

Michael "Marc" Russell, Mount Union graduate and UB Class of 2008, and Melanie Suarez, Hazleton graduate and UB MIgrant Class of 2014, are featured speakers at UBP's Graduation Celebration held on April 8, 2018.


Don't miss UBP's upcoming Saturday Academy, on February 24, featuring a chemistry-themed escape box "The Carbon Conundrum."

Upward Bound Program women create model viruses during Eberly College of Sciences' ENVISION: STEM Career Day for Girls on January 27, 2018.