Preparing first-generation, income-qualified Nevada high school students for higher education access and success

Applications still being accepted

Applications for the current academic year are still being accepted online and all recruitment interviews will be conducted virtually.

Please call the UB/UBMS office at (775) 784-4978 for assistance.

Upward Bound/UBMS in the news

Esmeralda Torres in a scenic USAC spot

USAC scholarships help students from underrepresented groups study abroad

First-generation college student scholarships also part of study abroad effort

Upward Bound students work on their homework with tutors at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Upward Bound Programs celebrate 50 years at the University of Nevada, Reno

The federally funded college access programs, part of the federal TRiO grant umbrella, have positively influenced over 4,000 high school students in northern Nevada since 1967

Upward Bound and Social Work visit Capitol

Upward Bound meets with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

University's School of Social Work partners with Upward Bound programs for first-ever Capitol Experience

The three Upward Bound grants and the Upward Bound Math Science grant are funded through the U.S. Department of Education at a cumulative $1,168,911 annually. Collectively, the four programs annually serve 246 LIFG students at eight target high schools in Washoe and Lyon counties.

Diversity, equity and inclusion statement for the First-Generation Student Center

Emanating from the struggles and achievements of the Civil Right Movement and President Lyndon Johnson’s “unconditional war on poverty,” our programs have the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion at the core. All programs under the administration of the First-Generation Student Center strive to provide access and opportunities to minoritized populations in higher education.