Upward Bound

The Montclair State University – Upward Bound Project (UB) delivers educational opportunities for currently enrolled high school students, who come from low level income families and/or who are potential first-generation college attendees. UB provides fundamental support for participants to succeed in their current level of education as well as preparing them in their pursuit of higher education.

Emphasis is made on the adolescent as a whole, by offering additional support via tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment activities/trips, work-study, financial literacy and personal development.

Upward Bound Scholars work together with staff and faculty to become motivated, organized and able to enroll and complete a post-secondary education.

Guest speakers will be invited to speak with the UB students and encourage Scholars to pursue careers in the fields of health, science, mathematics, technology and education.

Montclair State University Upward Bound Scholars have graduated from institutions such as Barnard College, the University of Notre Dame, the Pratt Institute, Rutgers University, The Graduate School at Montclair State University and the New Jersey Medical School just to name a few.

The project is at no cost to the individual or families through a grant from the United States Department of Education.