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University of Alaska TRiO Upward Bound

The Upward Bound program helps to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school. We want students to succeed!

The program aims to increase the academic performance and motivation levels of participants so they can complete successfully high school and pursue post-secondary educational programs such as college.

Participating students are expected to:

  • Improve to and maintain their grade point average (GPA)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the end of their school year
  • Stay in enrolled in school and graduate on time
  • Continue to attend school in the next grade level, or graduate from high school with a high school diploma
  • Be committed to attending college

Pursue rigorous high school classes
Upward Bound participants must complete a rigorous high school program of study with the expectation to graduate in that school year with a regular secondary school diploma to receive the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

Enroll & attend college the fall after graduation
Upward Bound students are expected to enroll in and attend college the fall immediately following their high school graduation. We know that by staying in the education system either as a full time or part time student will greatly increase the likelihood of completing their college education.

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