Skip to main content

Upward Bound Program

News & updates

Winter/Spring 2021 info for students & families

Read the letter below for info about academic instruction, homework help, a work study opportunity, Kroger Meal Cards, ACT test prep and more!

Read the letter

Students: Apply today!

Submit your online application for the University of Dayton Upward Bound Program.

Application info

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

Upward Bound ProgramAre 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 they may enter college and become the first in their families to earn bachelor's degrees. The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Year-round student support

Students in the University of Dayton Upward Bound Program participate 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 summer: Through our intensive six-week 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.

University of Dayton Upward Bound Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969