What is the Upward Bound Scholarship?


The Upward Bound Scholarship (UBS) provides selected college/trade school-bound students with a monetary award to assist in ancillary college needs such as books or supplies. The scholarship is awarded to selected students who complete the application requirements and have shown extraordinary fortitude and perseverance during their high school years.  The Upward Bound Scholarship may be awarded to up to 4 students.



Angels with a Mission


Angels with a Mission is a 501c3, a non-profit service organization with a goal to provide hope and support to the homeless, temporary housing residents, foster-care and at-risk families in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Angels with a Mission is funded through public and private donations, churches, civic/community groups, and corporations.  Additionally, more than 100 volunteers assist us.





Scholarship Qualifications


  • Applicant must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in the Spring of 2021 and accepted to begin college/trade school in the Fall of 2021

  • Applicant must have maintained a GPA of 2.3 or above during time in high school.

  • Applicant must have shown extraordinary perseverance during their high school years.

  • Applicant must have received a letter of acceptance to a college/trade school.

  • Applicant must be in good standing academically, with a history of servant leadership at current school.


  • Applicant must submit a completed application on or before April 26, 2021.

Scholarship Requirements


Application Deadline for Consideration - April 26, 2021

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*Please note: The items below must be submitted to Angels With A Mission via mail to the following address:


Angels with a Mission

Attn: Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 1822

Richmond, TX 77406-1822


Whether materials are submitted online or via USPS, they must be received by the above-referenced date.


  1.    Completed Application, typed.

  2.    Essay (200 words minimum) - Topic: “What do you hope to accomplish during your time attending college/trade school?”

  3.    Two Letters of Recommendation:

    • One from Current Church Member/Minister/Elder/Deacon.

    • One from Academic Representative: Teacher/Professor/Dean/School Counselor OR an Organization Leader who is knowledgeable of the applicant’s character.

  4.   Contact Information of References (Name/Address/Phone/Organization).

  5.   Acceptance Letter to College/Trade School intended to begin Fall 2021.

  6.   Copy of complete transcripts through Spring 2021, signed by Academic Advisor, Principal, or School Counselor.

  7.   Recent photo of the applicant.