The University of Texas at Arlington Upward Bound Summer Bridge Program was established to assist participants with their transition
from high school to college. Following high school graduation, seniors can earn 6 hours of college credit and receive free tuition,
books, housing, food, and recreation at no cost to themselves or their families. Bridge Program participation is highly competitive
as room is limited each year.
Academic success is the focus of the Bridge Program, as students are provided with resources such as daily tutoring, academic advising,
and weekly academic success seminars. During the five-week summer session, students also participate in cultural activities and enjoy
leisure activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The program is held during the second summer session at UT Arlington. The Summer Bridge program provides the following:
Payment of tuition to enroll full-time as a UT Arlington freshman
Residential housing on campus
Books, supplies and tutorial sessions needed for successful completion of coursework
Training and development workshops to acquaint student with resources on college campuses
Opportunities to visit scientific and career related institutions
Upward Bound Bridge participants are eligible for a four-year renewable scholarship per year to
assist with continuing their education at UT Arlington. All recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average to retain their scholarship. For more details check out the
Scholarship Information Page.
All Applicants Must:
Complete Bridge Application - Due April 1st
Submit a student resume
Submit a copy of your most recent grade report
Be accepted to UT - Arlington for the Summer Semester after high school graduation