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TRiO Upward Bound

Since 1992, Upward Bound at Normandale Community College has helped high school students prepare for higher education.

The Normandale Upward Bound program serves 66 students attending four partner high schools: Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest and Washburn.

Upward Bound members participate in a variety of activities ranging from tutoring to field trips to college visits, after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. Upward Bound (UB) is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant program that has been helping students prepare for college and careers since 1965.

Whom Does Upward Bound Serve?

  • 66 students from four partner high schools:
    • Richfield High School
    • Shakopee High School
    • Southwest High School
    • Washburn High School
    • Kennedy High School
  • Students who are recruited in grades 9-11 and participate through their senior year.
  • Students who come from families who face economic challenges and/or families in which neither parent has a 4-year college degree.
  • Students who are motivated to do well in high school and go on to college.

Upward Bound Student Handbook

Program Brochure

What Services Does Upward Bound Provide?

Join Upward Bound - Program Application

Thank you for your interest in joining TRIO Upward Bound at Normandale Community College!

TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded program by the U.S Department of Education. In order to find out if you qualify and are a good fit for the program, you need to submit a COMPLETED application. All the information submitted on the application is kept secured.

Please complete/submit the following items:

Have Questions or Need Help Completing the Application?

Meet with a program advisor to answer any of your questions or help walk you through the application.

Stipend Activities, Forms and Surveys

See supporting information about our program.

12th Grade Resources

Check out our resources for Seniors.

Program Calendar and Events

See what is going on with our program.

TRiO Upward Bound Staff

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