High School Seniors

Eligible high school seniors will have access to scholarships and special programs.

Visionary Youth Scholarships 

Upward Bound Bridge participants are eligible for a four-year renewable scholarship per year to assist with continuing their education at UTA. All recipients must enroll at UTA in the fall semester following completion of the BRIDGE program. Recipients must maintain full-time status (12hrs) and a minimum grade point average to retain their scholarship for up to four years.

 Academic Year 


 Completion of First Year 2.50 
 Completion of Second Year 2.75
 Completion of Third Year 2.75 
 Completion of Fourth Year 2.75

Summer Bridge

Following high school graduation, Upward Bound participants can earn up to 6 hours of college credit and at no cost to themselves or their families. The program is held during the second summer session at UTA. There is also no obligation or commitment to stay at UTA after the conclusion of the Bridge Program. Academic success is the focus of the Bridge Program, as students are provided with resources such as 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.

Summer Bridge Benefits


Residential housing on UTA campus.

Course Support

Books, supplies, and tutorial sessions are available to complete coursework successfully. Coursework is transferable to most other institutions of higher education.

Access to research venues

Opportunities to visit scientific and career related institutions.

Special Lectures

Seminars that will give the student's knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be successful during the first year of college and beyond.