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Upward Bound @ Gilmer High

The University of North Georgia Upward Bound program provides support to eligible high school students, encouraging them to achieve new successes and motivating them to build skills as they prepare for college.

With access to academic advising, mentoring, field trips and other educational opportunities, Upward Bound participants can expect to be propelled to their highest potential, ready and able to succeed in the next level of their academic careers.

School Year Components

  • Assistance in preparing for college
  • Field/educational trips
  • Cultural activities
  • Mentoring activities
  • Academic advising/assistance
  • Financial aid and scholarship information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep 

Who is Eligible?

  • First-generation college students (Neither parent has completed a Bachelor's degree)
  • Students who meet federal income guidelines
  • Students in grades 9-12
  • Students with academic potential
  • Students who need academic support

Summer Program (Six-Week Session)

  • Classes in English, math, science, composition, literature and electives
  • Bridge program
  • Cultural activities
  • Mentoring activities
  • Financial incentives
  • Activities/field trips
  • Out-of-state trip

For More Information

Upward Bound at UNG
56 Nighthawk Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Phone: 678-717-2334 

upward bound at ung

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