National awards to Frost Science’s Upward Bound participants include 23 Dell Scholars (2007-2016), one Questbridge Scholar (2011), six Gates Millennium Scholars (2009-2016), and seven Posse finalists (2010-2014). Five Upward Bound students received prestigious Silver Knight Awards and six honorable mentions.

A total of 31 participants were nominated for Silver Knight Awards (1999-2016). Additionally, the program has won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, and the National Award for Museum Service.