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Federally Funded

The three Upward Bound Programs are federally funded operating on an annual budget of $884,865. Our three grants allows us to serve 186 participants annually.

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Upward Bound

Phone(775) 784-4978
Fax(775) 784-6254
Location Edmund J. Cain Hall
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0062


Student is eligible if:

  • From an income qualified family; AND/OR
  • From a family where neither parent with whom student resides has a four-year college degree; AND
  • U.S. citizen, naturalized, or permanent resident of the U.S.; AND
  • Between ages of 14 and 18 years of age; AND
  • Attending a target high school in Washoe or Lyon Counties in Nevada (see list of eligible schools below)

Eligible Schools in Northern Nevada

 Washoe Grant Schools:

  • North Valleys High School
  • Hug High School

Truckee Grant Schools:

  • Spanish Springs High School
  • Sparks High School

Northwest Grant Schools:

  • Fernley High School
  • Silver Stage High School

Documents needed to apply: 

(see further instructions in the application packet)

  • Completed and signed application
  • Proof of income (IRS: 1040, OR proof of AFDC, OR SSI)
  • Personal Essay
  • Test Scores: Nevada Proficiency Exam or ITBS
  • Teacher and Counselor Assessments
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Current Transcript or Report Card

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University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-

(775) 784-1110
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