• Upward Bound Rural 

    Program Overview
    Upward Bound is a free, year-round college preparatory program for high school students. It is 100% grant funded by the federal government with an annual award of $250,000. The goal of the program is to prepare low income, potential first generation college bound students for success in postsecondary education. Students attending a target school in George West, Odem, Sinton, or Taft must qualify in order to be selected. Once selected, students remain in the program until their graduation from high school and completion of their first summer semester of college. UB Rural is funded for $263,937 annually.