Upward Bound

Mission Statement

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply to Upward Bound

Applying to the Upward Bound Program is easy.

Upward Bound Alumni

Upward Bound Alumni

At Nevada, we're proud of our Upward Bound alumni.

UB Programs

Upward Bound Programs

Upward Bound has year-round programs for high school students.

All Programs

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TRiO Scholars

The TRIO Scholars program assists low-income, first generation students to overcome the cultural, academic, class, and social barriers to success in higher education.
TRiO Scholars

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McNair Scholars

The McNair Scholars program assists undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in achieving advanced degrees.
McNair Scholars Program

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound supports high school students from underrepresented groups in their pursuit of a college education.
Upward Bound

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Gear Up

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.
Gear Up

Contact Us

Upward Bound (0062)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


Phone (775) 784-4978

Fax (775) 784-6254

Edmund J. Cain Hall, 203