We help Dayton youth succeed!
The University of Dayton Upward Bound Program provides support to students during their college entrance process as well as opportunities for students to succeed in their precollege performance, and ultimately, in their higher education pursuits. The program serves low-income and first-generation pre-college students from area high schools. Currently, more than 60 students join the program each year, which operates during the school year and offers a six-week summer camp option.
Upward Bound is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The goal of the University of Dayton Upward Bound Program is to increase the rate at which students
To merge three entities (DPS, UD, and UB) to provide academic and college-based support to increase students’ educational performance in order to produce students who successfully transition from high school to college.
Our ultimate 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.
Targeted Dayton Public High Schools
Keep up with the program in 2013-2014!
Following are scheduled events and important dates for 2013-2014.
Where and when to go!
Please REMEMBER that TUTORING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS during the academic year.
- Mondays: Meadowdale High School, 3-4:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays: Dunbar Early College Academy, 4-5:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays: Belmont High School, 3-4:30 p.m.
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Mr. Courtney Downs is a recipient of the distinguished Martin Luther King, Jr., (MLK) Scholarship, valued at $3,200 per year for four years), and he just received his acceptance letter for Wright State.
Get answers to frequently asked questions.
Who can participate?
- Prospective first-generation college students, meaning that neither parent has earned a four-year college degree.
- Students who come from families that meet low-income guidelines, defined as below federal household guidelines.
Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and attend one of the program's three target Dayton public schools: Meadowdale, Belmon, and Dunbar. Participants must also have completed one of the following grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th.
How much is the program?
Free. Rooms, food, and fees (except medical expenses) are paid for by the grant.
Can I just attend the Summer Academy?
No. Students are required to attend the Summer Academy and the Year-Round Academic Support.
Where can I obtain an application?
Contact us or your guidance counselor, or click on the Apply tab.
How many students are enrolled?
We are funded to serve 63 students.
We have what you need to succeed!
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Join Upward Bound!
To apply to the Upward Bound Program, download the Upward Bound Program Application (pdf) >>
Applications are being accepted for Summer Academy residential positions. Please call 937-229-3580 for additional information.
Still not sure? Have questions? Contact us!
School of Education and Health Sciences
Dayton, OH 45469
Director of Upward Bound Program