Upward Bound


To be eligible to participate in UH Hilo's Upward Bound program a student must:

  • be a graduated 8th grader, freshman, sophomore, or 1st semester junior at the time of admission
  • be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • show the potential and motivation to be successful in education beyond high school

and one or both of the following:

  • meet low-income guidelines established by the federal government
  • first-generation student (parents must not have earned a recognized bachelor's degree)

Upward Bound's target high schools include:

  • Hilo
  • Honokaʻa
  • Kaʻu
  • Keaʻau
  • Kealakehe
  • Konawaena
  • Pāhoa
  • Waiākea