UCF Upward Bound Program was recently awarded the Tiger Woods Foundation grant. UCF was chosen from hundreds of proposals submitted in this national competition. The program links students, who have been defined as low income and first-generation potential college students, to institutions of higher education. The Tiger Woods Foundation grant will be allocated to support the program’s mentoring initiative.

The Upward Bound Program will be developing a formal mentoring program designed to connect its participants with key faculty, staff, peer mentors, alumni, and community mentors. Mentoring will be used to enhance academic advising, aid with retention and provide social integration for the program’s participants. Additionally, an e-mail/Online Mentor program will be established.

The Tiger Woods Foundation grants program has supported an average of 100 charities annually and more than 10 million young people have benefited from the Tiger Woods Foundation since its inception in 1996. Through programs and annual events, the Foundation continues to make a difference in the lives of youth around the world.

UCF Upward Bound Program is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.