Program eligibility

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science have separate eligibility requirements. Learn more about these requirements below.

Upward Bound eligibility requirements

A student is eligible to participate in a classic Upward Bound program if the following requirements are met:

  • From an income-qualified family based on the federal TRiO program income guidelines AND/OR
  • A potential first-generation student from a family where neither parent/guardian has a four-year college degree AND
  • A U.S. citizen, naturalized, or permanent resident of the U.S. AND
  • Between the ages of 13 and 19 years of age AND
  • Attends a target high school in Washoe or Lyon Counties in Nevada (see list of eligible schools below)

Target schools in Northern Nevada

List of Upward Bound/UBMS target schools
Program School
Washoe Upward Bound
  • North Valleys High School
  • Proctor R. Hug High School
Truckee Upward Bound
  • Spanish Springs High School
  • Sparks High School
Northwest Upward Bound
  • Fernley High School
  • Silver Stage High School
Silver Upward Bound Math Science
  • Edward C. Reed High School
  • Earl Wooster High School
Upward Bound Math Science eligibility requirements

A student is eligible to participate in an Upward Bound Math Science program if the following requirements are met:

  • From an income-qualified family based on the federal TRiO program income guidelines AND/OR
  • A potential first-generation student from a family where neither parent/guardian has a four-year college degree AND
  • A U.S. citizen, naturalized, or permanent resident of the U.S. AND
  • Between the ages of 13 and 19 years of age AND
  • Demonstrate an interest in careers in math and/or science fields AND
  • Attends Edward C. Reed High School or Earl Wooster High School