The University of Guam Upward Bound Program is a 100% federally funded program that aims to generate the skills and motivation necessary for college-bound low-income or first-generation students to successfully complete high school and enroll into college.
UB is designed to help 100 high school students prepare for college enrollment immediately after graduation. Participants receive services at the University of Guam and selected public high schools (George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Okkodo, Simon A. Sanchez, Southern, and Tiyan) 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. It is also part of the TRiO Programs, which include Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Student Support Services (SSS).
NOTE: Deadline for SY2018-2019 Enrollment is October 31, 2018.
UB Students receive their Superlatives Awards.
UB students address an issue during the UB Student Leadership Conference Debate.
UB students help out Island Girl Power as part of their community service activity.
UB students work on math problems as part of their Standardized Test Prep Workshop.
TRIO Director, Yoichi K. Rengiil, encourages UB seniors to go to college.
For more information, see our brochure.
For inquiries or interested applicants, please stop by UOG Calvo Field House, Upward Bound Office or call (671) 735-1991/1992/2245. A map to our office can be found here. You may also email Yoichi K. Rengiil, Director of TRiO Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, OR Rowena T. Andrade, UB Assistant Director at email@example.com.
UB Summer 2017 Activities
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 doctorate 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).
UB students take a group photo with presenters from the Guam Visitors Bureau.