Upward Bound students on floor gathered around planning map

Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UB) is one of a number of educational opportunity programs (TRIO) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to provide low-income and first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation to succeed in high school and college.

Students take classes in the following areas: math, science, English, Success Studies and foreign languages. Classes are small and students get plenty of one-on-one attention. Courses are hands-on, with students learning through interacting concretely and creatively with the material. UB courses are designed to inspire excitement about academics and to give students a head start on their upcoming academics.

Students compete in groups in a summer-long creative problem-solving challenge and participate in bi-weekly advising and a wide range of activities throughout the academic year.  

Upward Bound is free to eligible students. To apply, students must attend one of six NH target high schools (Manchester West, Memorial, and Central, Spaulding, Farmington, and Somersworth) and meet eligibility criteria. Recruitment takes place in the target high schools.

Please Note: Although there may be an indication of "This course is currently unavailable," please visit the program website for current information.

For the program website: UNH Upward Bound

2024 Upward Bound Summer Program Dates (subject to change): June 23 - August 2, 2024

Travel Information

Upward Bound

Upward Bound summer program is held on the UNH Durham campus: Travel to Durham


This course is currently unavailable.