The Upward Bound Programs of the University of Nevada, Reno provide first-generation, income-qualified students with free college preparatory services and support to develop the skills and knowledge essential for successful admission, persistence, and completion of postsecondary education.
Applying to Upward Bound is the first step on the road to college.
At Nevada, we're proud of our Upward Bound alumni.
Upward Bound has year-round programs for high school students.
The TRIO Scholars program assists low-income, first generation students to overcome the cultural, academic, class, and social barriers to success in higher education.
The McNair Scholars program assists undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in achieving advanced degrees.
McNair Scholars Program
Upward Bound supports high school students from underrepresented groups in their pursuit of a college education.
The GEAR UP program is administered by the Nevada Department of Education to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.