Broward College Upward Bound (BCUB)

Broward College TRIO Upward Bound Program is funded by the United States Department of Education to serve 240 high school students annually. Students may apply to the program as early as the end of their 8th grade year. Once students are a part of the program, they are a participant until they graduate from high school.

The program is based at the Central campus of Broward College (BC), but throughout the year assigned Academic Coordinators conduct weekly school visits to discuss and support student’s educational goals and to help them identify and achieve their full potential for excellence. The program is 100% grant funded, and all academic services and experiences are “FREE” to participants.

"The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education." -U.S. Department of Education.

Broward College Upward Bound (BCUB) is a year-round, college preparatory program for 9-12th grade participants at Deerfield Beach High School, McArthur High School, Northeast High School, and South Broward High School. 

In addition to criteria-based STIPEND payments, mentorship, cultural enrichment, summer bridge, work-study programs, and college tours BCUB provides supports in the areas of: 

  • Mathematics 
  • Laboratory sciences 
  • Composition Literature 
  • Foreign languages 
  • Tutoring 
  • Counseling 
  • SAT/ACT Prep 
  • Referral services to community agencies (to improve financial and economic literacy, academic advisement, social emotional/ mental well-being) are additional components to the Upward Bound Program. 

To qualify for students must: 

  • Be a U.S. citizen/national or permanent resident of the United States. 
  • Be a potential first-generation college student (this means neither parent can be a four-year college graduate) *** Preference is given to First Generation College  
  • Demonstrate a need for academic support based on a current GPA of between 2.0 and 3.0. 
  • Family meets the federal income guidelines 

  • Parent/guardian’s income tax return
  • BCPS Graduation Report from Virtual Counselor OR Transcript OR Recent Report Card. 

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