The University of Guam Upward Bound Program is a 100% federally funded program that aims to generate the skills and motivation necessary for low-income/ first-generation, college-bound students to successfully complete high school and enroll into college.
What is Upward Bound (UB)?
UB is designed to help 100 high school students prepare for college enrollment immediately after graduation. Participants receive services at the University of Guam (UOG) and selected public high schools (George Washington HS, John F. Kennedy HS, Okkodo HS, Simon A. Sanchez HS, Southern HS, and Tiyan HS) as approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
UB is a national college preparation program hosted by UOG. It is 100% federally funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended). UOG's UB has annual funding of $401,953.00. It is also part of the TRiO Programs, which include Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Student Support Services (SSS).
Services and Benefits for UB Students!
For brochures, please visit public high school counseling offices for applications or contact Upward Bound Office.
For inquiries or interested applicants, please stop by UOG Field House, Upward Bound Office or call (671) 735-2245/1992.
Upward Bound Alumni Highlights
Mariano T. Mesngon, Ph.D. was selected as a National 2010 TRiO Achievers award recipient. He earned his Biology degree from the University of Guam in 1997 and was helped through that process by the TRiO Upward Bound program at the institution. After earning his Ph.D. in Cell Molecular Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2008, he was selected as the Deputy Chief, Analytical Toxicology and Division Chief, Medical Diagnostic and Chemical Branch of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).