Upward Bound

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to assist students in improving their academic skills, successfully completing their high school education, enrolling in and graduating from post-secondary institutions. The Upward Bound program develops the academic and motivational potential of students in the 9th through 12th grades to prepare them for college success.The program is free to all participants.

Who qualifies?

Applicants must be (now recruiting for 2016 - 2017):

  • Entering the 9th - 11th grades in Irving ISD
  • Within income guidelines established by the federal government and/or a first-generation college student (ask us if you are unsure)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

English Application
Spanish Application

Learn more

    Are you a TRiO Upward Bound alumnus?

    Central Campus, H212

    Guy Melton, Director
    Fax: 972-273-3388

    Charlotte Brown, Program Services Specialist
    Lori Hester, Administrative Assistant


    Useful Links

    2016 Fall Activities & Events

    US Department of Education - TRiO Upward Bound
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    SAT Test
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