Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in Upward Bound:

  • First Generation College Student: You will be the first person in your immediate family to attend a four-year college.
  • Financial Guidelines: You must meet a certain income bracket to be participate in Upward Bound. (These guidelines can be found on the Upward Bound application).
  • Attend one of the Upward Bound Target Schools




Classic Upward Bound Target Schools

Central High School

Dexter Regional High School

Foxcroft Academy

Penobscot Valley High School

Penquis Valley High School

Piscataquis Community Secondary School

Sumner Memorial High School

Upward Bound Math Science Target Schools

Central High School

Foxcroft Academy

Mattanawcook Academy

Nokomis Regional High School

Portland High School

Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School

Schenck High School

Stearns High School

The programs completed student recruitment in December and offered acceptances to 79 of the 162 students who interviewed for open positions. With the 50 continuing Upward Bound Math Science students, the programs are now at full capacity. We typically hold recruiting sessions in October, and encourage students to complete applications by early December.