Upward bound makes college possible

Are you dreaming of going to college but don’t know how to get there? Then Upward Bound is for you. We’ve been working with low-income, first generation college-bound students for more than 20 years and have hundreds of graduates with degrees.


High School to Higher Education

Upward Bound is life changing. At school, you’ll have access to tutoring and support. During the summer, you’ll get the chance to experience college life by living on a college campus and taking classes. Throughout it all, you’ll make friends and gain experiences that will ensure your success after high school.

Forward Service Corporation runs Upward Bound in these school districts:

East Central West JAM Madison East



Menominee Indian








Shell Lake



Turtle Lake






Madison East High School

Contact us if you’re interested in learning more.

Talk to your guidance counselor to see if there is a program at your school if you’re interested in Upward Bound but you don’t live in the above districts.

Success starts here

Click below for fillable PDFs of our current application forms and Teacher Recommendation form. Completed paperwork should be submitted to your school’s guidance office.

We also have application documents that can be completed and signed online. CLICK HERE if you want to use these digital forms.

Disclosure of Funds

This program is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education with $2,055,886.00 for 2019-2020.

Where we offer Upward Bound
  • Adams
  • Barron
  • Burnett
  • Dane
  • Green Lake
  • Juneau
  • Marquette
  • Menominee
  • Monroe
  • Oconto
  • Polk
  • Shawano
  • Washburn
  • Waupaca
  • Waushara

Sean says that now he’s in the career that he’d dreamed of for years. His journey began in high school when he joined the Upward Bound program. Knowing his family’s eyes were on him as the first to go to college, he worked hard to prepare and earn his degree. During college, he served as a counselor in our Upward Bound summer program. This made him realize he wanted to pay it forward and work for UB after graduation. Like many things, it didn’t come immediately or easily, but Sean showed persistence and was hired as an instructor. Now he provides students with the support that once made all the difference to him. Congratulations Sean. We’re so happy to have you on team FSC.

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