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


Find your school to apply to Upward Bound/UBMS

Upward Bound Programs are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Please find your high school below to access the application.

Upward Bound/UBMS in the news

A painting with a yellow background and images of flowers with an eagle in the center, viewed from above as it flies.

The art of Ben Aleck honors career of indigenous Numu (Northern Paiute) artist and educator

Aleck, a former University of Nevada, Reno Upward Bound program participant, talks about his art, Nevada and the opening of his exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art

University of Nevada, Reno receives First-gen Forward Advisory Institution designation

National honor recognizes commitment to first-generation student success

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

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.