Upward Bound

Welcome to the Lourdes University TRiO Upward Bound Program. We are happy that you are interested in researching our program to see if it the right fit for you. The Upward Bound Program has been housed at Lourdes University since 1999 and is funded by the United States Department of Education. Since then, we have served many students who attend Waite and Woodward High Schools in the Toledo Public School District.  Upward Bound is a challenging, preparatory program for students who demonstrate the ability or desire to attend college.

Upward Bound, which was established in 1965, is the largest federal program (other than student financial aid programs) to help American high school students attain a post-secondary education. Currently, about 44,000 students participate in 563 regular Upward Bound projects around the country. At least two-thirds of each project’s participants must be both low-income and potential first-generation college students. Students typically enter the program in their freshman or sophomore year of high school and can remain a participant through the summer following high school graduation.

Projects provide students with a variety of services, including instruction, tutoring, and counseling. In addition to regularly scheduled meetings throughout the academic year, projects also offer an intensive instructional program that meets daily for about six weeks during the summer. The vast majority of Upward Bound projects are “hosted” by two-or four-year colleges.

The Lourdes University Upward Bound Program is a pre-college program, which helps to prepare students, who are first generation and/or low income for post-secondary education.

Lourdes University TRiO/Upward Bound (UB) is committed to providing support to participants in their preparation for post-secondary education and to increase the rates at which these participants enroll in and graduate from college. Our program helps participants succeed by providing cultural and education opportunities to encourage both academic and personal growth. Fulfilling the mission is possible because of cooperation with academic departments and student services at Lourdes University.

Generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in completing high school and enrolling into post-secondary education.

  • Individual and Group Tutoring
  • ACT/SAT and OST Preparation
  • On-Campus Summer Program at Lourdes University
  • Academic Counseling and Workshops
  • Personal Counseling
  • Assistance with College Application
  • Fee-Waivers for College Entrance Exams
  • Meet New Friends
  • Traveling
  • Cultural Events
  • College/University Visits
  • In-School Tutoring
  • Leadership Development
  • Recognition Banquet
  • Stipends for Quality Tutoring Hours