Students of the Summer College Program gather together at the Upward Bound Jamboree hosted at the University of Vermont in 2017.

UVM Upward Bound recruits students from Winooski and Burlington High School (9th-11th grade) whose parents did not attend college and who need financial support in order to attend college. Enrollment is limited and in some years applications are competitive. We are searching for students who do well in their classes, want to go to college, and are willing to challenge themselves. Click each link below to download, print, and fill out the forms necessary for the application:


Application Forms:

PDF iconUpward Bound Eligibility Form

PDF iconAcademic Assessment Form

PDF iconTranscript Release Form

Once you have completed the forms, you can give them to your school counselor, scan and email them to our Program Director, Adam Hurwitz, at or mail them directly to the Upward Bound Office at:

          Upward Bound
          234 Commons, L/L
          University of Vermont
          633 Main St.
          Burlington, VT 05405

Once completed applications are received, the Upward Bound staff will review your application, supporting materials, as well as your academic transcript and contact you with further information. If you have any questions, please contact Adam Hurwitz, at