TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound is designed to stimulate and motivate high school students to pursue a program of post-secondary education who come from income-eligible backgrounds and/or families where their parents do not have a bachelor’s degree. The program is 100% federally grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound serves students in the three-county area of Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw, Michigan. All services are FREE to participants.

TRIO Upward Bound Services

  • Study Labs

  • Saturday Academies

  • One-on-one Tutoring & Academic/Career Counseling

  • College/University Tours

  • College Application Fee Waivers

  • College Application & Essay Assistance

  • Monthly Stipends for Participation

  • Six Week Summer Program

Population Served

  • TRIO Upward Bound serves 84 participants from Baraga, Houghton & Keweenaw counties

  • Grades 9-12

Schools Served:

Department of Education Requirements

  • Income-eligible and/or;

  • Potential first-generation college students (Custodial parent[s] has not graduated from a four-year college or university)

  • Priority to students in target schools and students who are both income-eligible and potential first-generation

  • US Citizen or legal permanent residency

  • Completed the 8th grade

  • Have college potential (recommended 2.0 GPA or higher). Grade reports, test scores, attendance records, and/or counselor recommendations may be requested.

Federal Income Eligibility Requirements