Catonsville Upward Bound

Upward Bound is an intensive enrichment program that enhances the academic and personal growth of low-income and potential first-generation college students. The program is designed to help students with academic enrichment and career exploration.

Partnerships with targeted schools assist with program goals. Our target schools are: Woodlawn High School, Lansdowne High School, and students that reside within 21207, 21227, or 21244 zip codes.

Are you Eligible?

  • Rising 9th through 11th grade Baltimore County Public School students.
  • Potential first generation college student — Neither parent has a bachelor's degree.
  • Income Eligible — Eligible for a Pell Grant or 150% of federal government poverty level.
  • Documented physical, emotional, learning disability.
Program benefits

Upward Bound provides academic instruction in a variety of subjects. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services are designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

Programming includes:

  • Financial aid workshops
  • College preparation skills workshops
  • Cross curricular instruction
  • Academy and career-based projects and lecture series
  • Internships/externships shadowing
  • Grade level specific seminars
  • Early College Access planning and support
  • Parent workshops
How to Apply

Apply online for consideration. Once your application has been reviewed, we will set an interview with the prospective student and parent(s)/guardian(s).