TRIO Upward Bound

University of Iowa Upward Bound poses in front of brain rock sculpture on campus

Welcome to the Upward Bound Project at the University of Iowa!

We are a federal TRIO program that helps first-generation and low-income high school students prepare for postsecondary education. We empower students to advocate for their education and achieve their postsecondary goals.

Upward Bound began in 1964 and has been part of the University of Iowa since 1966. Since then, we have served thousands of students in the Eastern Iowa area.

Upward Bound has numerous opportunities for involvement throughout the year for participants and community members alike. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about our program!

TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Iowa is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Education.