Trio LogoTRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program ($250,000 annual grant award), designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for postsecondary educational success among limited income high school students whose parents do not hold a four year college degree. Our goal is to help students gain access to educational opportunities and training beyond high school through participation in the services offered during the summer residential and academic year components of the project. Students are provided with academic support, tutoring, advising, career and college guidance, and financial aid awareness.

TRiO Upward Bound serves students in six target area high schools in Humboldt and Trinity counties. The program is designed to enrich students’ secondary education and motivate and guide them to pursue and persist in a postsecondary education environment.
Humboldt County schools include Arcata High, Hoopa Valley High, and South Fork High. Trinity County schools include Hayfork High, Southern Trinity High, and Trinity High.

The program is a year-round program divided into two parts: the summer residential session and the academic year component. During the five-week summer session, students reside in campus residence halls at Humboldt State University and are involved in a rigorous schedule of academic, social, recreational, and cultural activities. During the academic year, participants receive tutoring, academic advising and monitoring, college and career exploration, and financial aid awareness provided by project staff during school visits and Saturday academies. Saturday academies are held in area high schools and are devoted to special topics to assist students with academic coursework, study skills enhancement, and other workshops and seminars deemed necessary.

The goal of TRiO Upward Bound is to help students be successful in high school and gain educational opportunities and training after graduation.

Who Can Apply

Students in 9th and 10th grades who attend one of the six target area schools who have the desire to attend college, whose families have limited incomes, and/or whose parents do not have a four year college degree are eligible to apply to Upward Bound. All services are free to participants. Students and parents/guardians must complete an application for consideration and will be interviewed by project staff in person or by telephone.

For more information, please call the TRiO Upward Bound office at (707) 826-3558 or email us at trioub@humboldt.edu