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Upward Bound Program

With hard work, dedication and persistence, you can become a college graduate. We can help.

Upward Bound Program students in the classroomAre you a Dayton-area high school student with the dream of attending college? The University of Dayton Upward Bound Program can help you achieve your dream!

The University of Dayton Upward Bound Program serves first-generation, low-income high school students who attend Belmont High School, Dunbar Early College Academy, and Meadowdale High School, so that they may enter college and become the first in their families to earn bachelor's degrees.

Our goal is to produce transformative adults who actively pursue and obtain professional careers while simultaneously becoming visionaries to make their own individual marks on the blueprint of the world.

Students participate in the UD UB Program year-round and receive academic support, college preparation, and college and financial aid application assistance at no cost to the participant or their families.

  • During the academic year: UD Upward Bound Program provides weekly tutoring, cultural and educational outings, personal and academic counseling, and ongoing motivation and support.
  • During the six-week intensive Summer Academy: Students have the opportunity to live on campus at the University of Dayton and take academic enrichment courses to help them achieve academic success.

The Upward Bound Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.


University of Dayton Upward Bound Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969