Upward Bound

Upward Bound @ the University of New Hampshire

Elizabeth DeMerritt House18 Garrison Avenue

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-1563

Official Website


Funded since: 1966

Student Served Annually: 114




Joshua Gagnon

Interim Director

Laura Pellerin

Program Coordinator

Heidi Dyer

Program Support Assistant

  • Six week summer academic program
  • Courses in math, the sciences, English, study skills, SAT Prep, Foreign Language, Introduction to Research and electives
  • Creative problem solving
  • Individual and group advising
  • Training in group communication skills
  • Cultural enrichment activities & Giving Back Day
  • Summer Bridge Program

Academic Year

  • Year round academic advising and advocacy
  • Career counseling
  • Financial aid counseling
  • College counseling
  • College visits
  • Monthly Saturday Tutoring Academies & cultural enrichment activities
  • Reunions


  • 98% of all UB participants retained from the previous project year.
  • 90% of all graduating students enrolled in post-secondary education in the fall immediately following graduation.
  • 88% of participants achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a four-point scale at the end of the school year.
  • 75% of all students in the 2014 cohort persisted into their second year of college.
  • 115 students were identified, recruited, selected and served.
  • 100% of 33 seniors graduated from secondary school with a regular high school diploma.
  • 67% of students who enrolled in a program of postsecondary education in Fall 2008 attained either an associate's or bachelor's degree within six years following graduation from high school.