Upward Bound

About UB

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 The University of South Florida Upward Bound Program (UBP)  is a TRIO college-access program funded by the United States Department of Education. See the Online Application or the Apply page  if you are interested in joining the program for next academic year. At this time we have stopped accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year and summer.

  • The goal of UBP is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
  • USF UBP serves Hillsborough County high school students living in low-income households or households in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree (first-generation college students).
  • Services  include instruction, tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, campus tours, and a college residential experience.


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Upward Bound at the University of South Florida strives to create an inclusive, holistic, and innovative learning environment that prepares underserved students for postsecondary access and success.


USF UBP strives to meet or exceed the goal percentages proposed in the grant for the following objectives:

  • Academic Performance--Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Academic Performance on Standardized Test:
  • Secondary School Retention and Graduation (with regular secondary school diploma)
  • Completion of rigorous secondary school program of study
  • Postsecondary Enrollment
  • Postsecondary Completion

Dr. Richard F. and Eva L. Pride Scholarship for Upward Bound Alumni

The Dr. Richard F. and Eva L. Pride Scholarship application is open. Any USF student who is an alumni of an Upward Bound Program can apply. One scholarship will be awarded. The scholarship provides $500 in spring 19 and $500 in fall 19. The deadline is Oct 2, 2019. See the application for more details.