Upward Bound

TRiO Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded college access program that serves high school students from low-income backgrounds and who may be the first-generation in their families to complete a 4-year degree. University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) was recently awarded two new UB grants serving students in grades 9-12 at West and Bartlett High Schools in the Anchorage School District.

UB prepares students to successfully complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education by providing academic advising, career exploration, tutoring, college planning, college tours, cultural enrichment experiences, leadership opportunities and more. The program also emphasizes academic preparation in science, math, world languages and literature by offering a highly challenging and engaging academic summer component. Graduating seniors who intend to enroll in college immediately after high school will have the opportunity to complete a summer bridge program meant to facilitate the transition to college.

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Upward Bound Staff


Apply for upward bound

UB will be seeking applicants at each target school. Please contact the child’s school counselor or our office to receive a copy of the application. You can also find a digital copy of the application here.

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Each TRiO Upward Bound project is a fully funded TRiO Program of the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $257,500.00 annually.  Sec 402F Higher Education Act of 1965 SEC.402F.20 U.S.C. 1070a-13.