Six Facts about TRIO Upward Bound

1.) TRIO Upward bound is a unit within the Center for Diversity and Enrichment in the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It focuses on grades 9-12 college pipeline building, helping students learn about and get into college.

2.) TRIO Upward Bound serves students who attend Columbus Junction, Muscatine, and West Liberty high schools in Eastern Iowa.

3.) TRIO Upward Bound has a bridge program during the summer that helps graduating high school seniors prepare for college life.

4.) TRIO Upward Bound had 22 students attend its summer bridge program for recently graduated high school students this year. These students take a 6-week college level course at the University of Iowa, participate in a seminar to help them with the transition to college, and take part in job shadow experiences. They receive credit for the university class that will transfer if they are attending another institution and for the first time this year, they also receive credit for the bridge seminar course.

5.) TRIO Upward Bound has an academic year program for high school students that consists of college visits, college major exploration days, application help and advice, and general information about getting into and going to college. This program is especially helpful for underrepresented and first generation students.

6.) TRIO Upward Bound is a federally-funded program, administered by the Center for Diversity and Enrichment.

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