Our Mission

TRIO Upward Bound is funded by the US Department of Education to provide the requisite academic skills and motivation that qualifying students will need for success in postsecondary education.

Throughout the school year, Upward Bound offers after-school tutoring in each of our target high schools, volunteer opportunities, monthly workshops on topics related to high school success and postsecondary enrollment, and tours of area colleges during fall or spring breaks. During our six-week residential Summer Academy, students live on campus, take courses to prepare for the upcoming school year, and participate in a variety of fun activities.

All Upward Bound programs are completely free for all participating students.

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TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Montana is a proud affiliate of the Montana College Attainment Network:


*TRIO UB is funded each year at $417,828, 100% of which is federal funds. More information about the federal TRIO programs is available on the U.S. Department of Education website.