Upward Bound at Cal State LA

Upward Bound Mission

The mission of UB is to provide our students the resources that will motivate and encourage them to graduate high school and enroll in post-secondary education.

What is Upward Bound?

UB is a year-round support program for high school students who have the desire, motivation and potential to complete school and go on to pursue a college degree. Here are some of the services provided by UB:

  • Test Prep Workshops (SAT/ACT)
  • College Advisement & Application Workshops
  • Financial Aid Workshops & Advisement
  • Academic Tutoring & Advisement
  • Study & Test-taking Skills
  • College Visits & Career Exploration
  • Access to Technology
  • Cultural & Social Field Trips & Events
  • Exciting Six-Week Summer Program

Why Join?

  • The program is FREE to qualifying students
  • Get one-on-one advising with FAFSA, college applications, academic support
  • Looks great on College applications
  • Most importantly UB is here to help you get empowered, develop your skills, and to have FUN.

Who is eligible?

UB is looking for students and families,  who are committed to participating in all UB activities and are pursing higher education. In addition, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  2. Attend Williams High School
  3. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (Although we encourage all who do not meet minimum GPA to apply)
  4. AND meet one or more of the following:
    1. Considered a first generation student
    2. Meet the Federal TRIO Income Criteria

How to Apply?

Complete the student portion and write a personal reflection. A parent or guardian will fill out medical and financial sections, and you must ask a teacher or counselor to fill out the recommendation form.

Return ALL completed portions of the application to the your high school counseling office.

Applications are available at the Williams JR. High School Counseling Office.