Currently Accepting Applications for Summer Staff and New Scholars! To apply for Summer Staff positions, please click here. If you or someone you know is a talented, highly motivated 9th grader, please consider submitting an application to be a part of the Upward Bound Program! Apply today!


Welcome to the Upward Bound Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! We are a federal TRiO Program funded to serve 99 eligible high school Scholars, helping them build the skills and motivation necessary to pursue and succeed in college. The Program is a part of the Office of the Provost and has existed on Carolina’s campus since 1966.

Upward Bound serves students that are from low-income and first generation backgrounds at 6 target high schools in Chatham, Durham, and Lee counties. Students enrolled in the Program are provided with after school tutoring, Saturday workshops held at UNC Chapel Hill, and campus visits. In the summer, participants live on campus and take classes to prepare them for fall. There is also an internship opportunity for select students to be matched with an employer in the career field of their interest. All students receive research experience, academic and career advising, financial planning assistance, testing preparation, leadership development and help navigating the college application and decision process. Every service provided through Upward Bound is completely free for Program participants.


Saturday Academy Schedule

  • December 10 (9:00-12:00pm)
  • January 14 (9:00-12:00pm)
  • January 28 (9:00 – 12:00pm)
  • February 11 (9:00 – 12:00pm)
  • February 25 (9:00 – 12:00pm)
  • March 11 (9:00 – 12:00pm)
  • March 25 (9:00 – 12:00pm)
  • April 8 (9:00 – 4:00pm)
  • April 29 (9:00 – 2:00pm)
  • May 20 (9:00 – 12:00pm)
  • June 3rd (9:00-2:00pm)

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