Summer 2022: June 19 - July 29

What is the Summer Program?

The TRiO Upward Bound Summer Program at UM is a free six-week residential college prep program that simulates the college experience. Participating students will take classes that help with their upcoming high school curriculum and prepare them for college. Students will also participate in activities with community and campus partners. In the past, these activities have included high ropes courses, whitewater rafting, and attending a local baseball game.

This program is designed for students who are college-bound, dedicated learners (GPA of 2.5+), and positive community members.

Incoming Juniors & Seniors (students who will be 11th or 12th grade in the Fall following summer program) will take College Success, a 2-credit college course, at no cost!

Who Can Participate?

Students who will be enrolled at Big Sky, Browning, Heart Butte, Hellgate, or Sentinel High Schools in the Fall following the summer program.

Students must also meet the federal Upward Bound qualifications which include:

  • A potential first-generation college student
    • First-generation is defined as a student whose natural or adoptive parent(s) did not receive a baccalaureate degree
  • AND/OR from a low-income household
    • Low-income is defined by taxable income in the brackets provided by the Department of Education.
  • AND between 13 and 19 years old
  • AND a US Citizen/National, Permanent Resident, or be in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident
    • Documentation from the Immigration & Naturalization Service proving intent to become a permanent resident is required

Students must be accepted by UM's Upward Bound Program by May 13, 2022 to participate in this year's program. Information on applying can be found here.

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