TRIO Upward Bound Current and Prospective Students

New Students: Please continue to complete your TRIO Upward Bound Application

We look for students who are:

  • college-bound
  • dedicated learners (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • committed to excellence
  • positive community members (safe, responsible, respectful)
  • invested in their academic journey!

In accordance with federal guidelines, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • between 13 and 19 years old
  • first-generation aspiring college students and/or from a low-income household
  • students (or future students) at either Big Sky, Browning, or Hellgate high schools
    • pending grant renewal, students at Heart Butte and Sentinel high schools will be eligible


Applicants are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis after turning in a complete application. The application process has two steps:

  1. Student application, and
  2. Parent application
To get started:
  • Click the button below and create your Submittable account.
  • Once your account is created the form will appear on your screen. You may save and return to your application by logging into your account.


After your Step 1 application has been reviewed and approved by program staff, Step 2 will be emailed to you.

Please note: the information release form (linked below) must be completed and uploaded into the application as a part of step 2.

Click here to fill out the information release form