The Upward Bound Program at Northern Vermont University Johnson holds the philosophy that a college education makes a difference in life. The program is dedicated to identifying, recruiting and assisting first generation, modest income students who show the academic potential, desire and motivation to attend college. The program, which has been assisting students near and around Northern Vermont since 1971, currently serves 102 students from seven different high schools.


Some program highlights include:

~ A six week residential program during the summer where students live on campus, take classes, and participate in cultural and academic enrichment opportunities.

~ Support services during the academic year, where UB staff members team up with faculty and staff from each high school to provide guidance and direction during the school year.

~ A bridge program, where recent graduates participate in workshops the summer before they begin college.

~ Scholarship opportunities and financial aid guidance and support.

 ~ Upward Bound is federally funded through the Department of Education, which means the program is FREE for all students and families!


To find out more about what Upward Bound has to offer and to learn how to get involved, please visit the "About Us" page. You can also view an informational video, produced, filmed and edited by our staff and students over the summer program.