What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound students on the MSUB campus

Upward Bound is a free program that helps high school students prepare for their future after high school through meeting with an Outreach Advisor and attending a Summer Institute. Our goal is to give every participant an opportunity to further their education after high school and earn a 2 or 4 year college degree.


  • Advising for high school and dual enrollment classes

  • Get connected to tutors and gain skills to become a better student

  • Develop familiarity of the college and financial aid process

  • Prepare for college entrance exams like the ACT or SAT

  • Tour college campuses in Montana and surrounding states