Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science are U.S. Department of Education grants designed to increase postsecondary enrollment and graduation rates of participants. The grants fund the Upward Bound Tacoma program, which provides year-round academic support and college readiness opportunities for 165 youth primarily from low-income and first-generation to college backgrounds. Dedicated professionals provide individual and group advising in academics, career exploration & financial literacy; assistance with college & financial aid applications; college preparation workshop; and monthly field trips to colleges, cultural events, leadership and service-learning opportunities.
Upward Bound Tacoma’s services to students from Mount Tahoma and Lincoln High Schools supports the mission of The Evergreen State College to provide outreach and services to local communities and are 100% federally-funded at no cost to participants.
- The Tacoma Upward Bound Classic Grant serves 105 students who attend Lincoln and Mount Tahoma High Schools in the Tacoma School District. This grant is funded at $490,000 per year, totaling $2.45 million over the course of five years.
- The Tacoma Math-Science Program serves 60 students who attend Lincoln and Mount Tahoma High Schools in the Tacoma School District. This grant is funded at $275,000 per year, totaling $1.37 million over the course of five years.