University Bound (UB)(formerly Upward Bound) is a college preparatory program designed to generate the skills and motivation that lead to academic success for students in high school and beyond. University Bound extends its services to high school students from families meeting low income criteria and/or to potential first generation college students. It seeks to help students who have academic ability, but who may not have the preparation, motivation or opportunity to realize or demonstrate their full potential.
UB was instituted at the University of the Virgin Islands in the summer of 1966. Since its inception, it has helped many high school students in the Virgin Islands progress toward their goal of attaining higher education.Program Goal
The goal of the UB is to provide opportunities to eligible high school students with academic potential who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education. The program offers academic instruction, individual and small group tutorials, individual and small group counseling, college admission information, and cultural, social and recreational activities to its participants.
Structure and Activities
A dedicated staff of administrators, counselors, tutors, resident assistants and instructors are all involved to provide services that meet the students' needs.
University Bound offers a year-round educational program, which includes an Academic Year and a Summer Residential Component.You are eligible to apply if you:
How to Apply
Applications for UB are accepted year-round, on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered for the UB Program, you must submit the following:
There is no cost to students who participate in University Bound, or to their families. Moreover, as a member of the program, students receive a stipend based on their compliance with University Bound rules and regulations as they pertain to attendance, punctuality, attitude, behavior and participation in academic activities.University Bound is a total learning experience involving home, school and community.