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Upward Bound Program - St. Lucie County

O Building, Room 101, Main Campus
(772) 462-7610 or

Who We Are — What is Upward Bound?

Looking for an exciting opportunity to increase your chances to go to college? Then look no further — apply today to be apart of the exciting IRSC St. Lucie County Upward Bound Program.

Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college program for high school students who are motivated to attend college, but need to produce higher grades and test scores. If this describes your situation, then Upward Bound is the program for you.

Addressing the need for highly skilled jobs in the math, science, and technology fields, IRSC and the Upward Bound Program, partnering with the St. Lucie County School District, has made it possible for students to discover new and innovative skills as they shadow science faculty and researchers at state-of-the-arts facilities throughout the state.

How Do I Qualify to Participate in Upward Bound?

  • Student's family must meet low-income guidelines.
  • Neither parents can have obtained a four-year college degree when student is accepted into the program.
  • Students' must demonstrate a need for academic support.
  • Complete an application for admission into the program.

Other Programs of Interest

Summer Residential Program:

A six (6) week Summer Residential experience held on the IRSC campus provides opportunities for students to live and learn in a college environment. During the summer program, students attend courses, earn college credit, and receive assistance with college admissions and financial aid procedures, SAT/ACT materials, and other services geared toward increasing academic preparedness. Program starts in June every year. For more information please contact our office at 772-462-7610.

Bridge Program

Students usually remain with the program until they graduate from high school. During the summer following high school graduation, they are encouraged to participate in the Upward Bound Bridge program. This component of Upward Bound offers college level work and experiences to these students before they enroll in a program of higher learning, thus serving as an encouraging "bridge" between the high school and college experience.

TRIO Program

TRIO Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life.


Fall and Spring Semesters Summer Semesters
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday Closed



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