UW-Green Bay: FREE College Prep Program for 1st Generation GBAPS Students

Posted on 5-27-2021

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has openings in the federally-funded Upward Bound Summer Program. This FREE, multi-year program for Green Bay Area High School students, provides an intense but fun/residential/academic six-week program, followed by a full academic year of support; with advising, mentoring, ACT Prep, tutoring, college visits, field trips for learning and fun.

Because it is grant-funded, students at the four Green Bay Area Public High Schools not only get this incredible experience at no charge, they also get a stipend to participate! 

The summer program runs June 27th-August 7th, 2021. It is not just about preparing students to attend UW-Green Bay, but preparing them to make their own choices about higher education, whether that be at UW-Green Bay, another UW school, or the technical college system.

“Being part of TRIO (UB) prepares students to experience greater success in high school and develop skills needed to be successful in college,” said program coordinator Michael Casbourne. “So many of the students in our area are bound for great things, they just haven’t developed the confidence, or they feel as though college is a risk. We support them in seeing what it takes to prepare and succeed at the college level. The summer residential part of the program allows students to prepare for academic success and greater academic rigor, lessen the academic summer slide, develop a greater sense of independence and self-reliance, work on life skills needed to navigate the on-campus residential life of a college student, and have a lot of fun while developing life-long friendships with people from all over Wisconsin and the upper Midwest.”

Parents and families also benefit greatly as they learn to support their students’ life pursuits. The six-week time on campus allow the family and parents to start to develop the mindset needed to be ready for their student to go off to college and engage in life changing experiences.

Students can APPLY ONLINE. There is an end-of-summer bonus of $100 for lower-income, first-generation students who attend the summer program ($50 if they do the Transitional Program for rising ninth-graders), explained in this video.

UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​