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Upward Application & Interview


Students must have completed the 8th grade, be between the ages of 13 and 19, and have a need for academic support in order to pursue a program of post-secondary education. All students must be either from low-income families or be potential first-generation college students. The program requires that two-thirds of the participants in a project must be both low-income and potential first-generation college students. The remaining one-third must be either low-income, first-generation college students, or students who have a high risk of academic failure.


This application is our initial introduction to you and will play an important part in our consideration of you as an Upward Bound participant. It is essential that the entire application be completed before it is returned. Write clearly and in pen. Do not hesitate to add any information you feel is pertinent to your application. INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered for admission.

Download and Print the following documents:

  • Forum (Pages 1-23)
  • Booklet (Pages 1-8)
  • Forum for UBMS
  • Booklet for UBMS

There is no cost for the students to participate in the Trio Upward Bound Program. All program materials, services, and activities are free of charge to participants.


Students must be recommended by an Upward Bound or UBMS staff or teacher. Student and parent(s) will have their first interview at their designated school. Student and parent(s) will have their finial interview with the director at Texas Southern University – Fairchild Building Room #147.