Upward Bound - Application
Apply now to join UTEP UPWARD BOUND!
Students who are interested in applying to be accepted into the UTEP Upward Bound (UB) program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Plan to attend college/university to receive their post-secondary degree
- First generation college bound (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree) and/or low-income
- Must be enrolled in a target school or live in a target high school area
Students who attend the following target schools or live in the target schools’ immediate area and meet all eligibility requirements may apply to the UTEP Upward Bound program:
Ysleta Independent School District (YISD)
- Bel Air High School
- Del Valle High School
- Parkland High School
- Riverside High School
- Ysleta High School
Socorro Independent School District (SISD)
- Eastlake High School
- El Dorado High School
- Pebble Hills High School
- Socorro High School
Fabens Independent School District (FISD)
- Fabens High School
Tornillo Independent School District (TISD)
- Tornillo High School
How to Apply
Online: Interested students can apply for the program by using the online APPLY NOW link below to access and complete the application. Both student and parent(s) must complete the application in its entirety and submit it.
Mail/Email: Students may opt to print and fill out a physical copy of the application and submit it to the Upward Bound program office by mail or by email.
UPWARD BOUND APPLICATION – DOWNLOADABLE VERSION - Coming Soon
Click here to download Acrobat Reader
Where to submit:
Mail: The University of Texas at El Paso
UTEP Upward Bound Program
500 W. University Ave
Campbell Building, Room 409
El Paso, Texas 79968
What Happens Next?
Student applications will be considered on a first-come-first-considered basis. Students will be contacted for a follow-up student/parent interview if their application is selected. Any information shared and received through the application and interview processes is kept confidential. If accepted into the program, students will complete an Upward Bound orientation session and submit any final documentation that may be required.
Need Help or Have Questions?
For any questions about the application process or the Upward Bound program, contact the UB Staff members associated with your school district.