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Upward Bound

Upward Bound empowers students to become individuals who think critically, self-advocate, lead, and succeed in a global society.

Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round college preparatory program that provides access to academic support, college and career advising, service and leadership development, mentoring and networking, and cultural activities to participants throughout their high school years.

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Are you a Hamilton High School student with dreams of attending college?

The Miami University Upward Bound Program can help you achieve that dream!

Upward Bound is a free college preparatory program that provides academic support and focuses on your personal development during high school. The program is open to prospective first-generation college students (meaning neither parent has received a four-year college degree), as well as students who come from families that meet federal low-income household guidelines

Our two-part program provides you with academic tutoring, college visits, workshops, cultural and educational experiences, test preparation, and a six-week Summer Academy with an on-campus living experience. 

The mission of MU Upward Bound is to support students’ personal growth, academic achievement, and overall success and wellbeing while encouraging and preparing them to graduate with a four-year college degree.

Helping high school students prepare for success in college and beyond.

  • Receive academic support and tutoring.
  • Take college courses on campus.
  • Experience culture through field trips.
  • Attend STEM workshops.
  • Explore careers and colleges.
  • Earn scholarships and stipends.

Source of Funding

TRIO Upward Bound Program is funded by the Federal Government through the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202. The Upward Bound Program at Miami University has been funded for five years from 2022 through 2027.

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Upward Bound

Hamilton High School
1165 Eaton Ave. Hamilton, OH 45013
Upward Bound Office 513-785-3186 Upward Bound Center at HHS 513-868-7700, ext. 4343