TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound, TRIO Talent Search, U.S. Department of Education, Community Engagement, Secondary School Outreach Programs

Upward Bound is one of eight U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs.


What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.


How can Upward Bound help me?

Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.


In summary, services provided by the program include:

Upward Bound provdes instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. Other services include:

  • Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
  • Guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry, alternative education programs, or entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education


How do I apply?

Students that are interested in the Upward Bound Program are encouraged to apply. Please contact our office at (502) 852-6719 and ask to speak with an Academic Counselor for Upward Bound. The counselor will be able to answer your questions and assist you with the application process.