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University of Alaska TRiO Upward Bound

Welcome Students & Parents!

We want to help you achieve your goals! The Upward Bound program is a free, year round program which helps high school students pursue their educational and career goals. We encourage you to apply at any time of the year.

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The Upward Bound program is a free, year round program which helps qualifying high school students pursue their educational and career goals. To qualify for the program, students need to be the first in their family to attend college, or meet income eligibility requirements as determined by the student’s family’s federal taxable income level at the time of application.

Eligibility requirements Include:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Possess academic potential and be motivated to attend college
  • Be a first-generation college student (i.e., neither parent has a Bachelor’s Degree)*
  • Meet income requirements
  • Attend a participating school

*Students are considered first generation even if one or both of their parents have attended or are currently attending college, so long as they have not completed a four-year undergraduate degree.

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If you need any help with this process, please reach out.

Brian Reggiani, Interm Director –

T3 Alaska – Upward Bound Sister Program

T3 Alaska is a student enrichment program that complements Upward Bound programs. All Upward Bound students are automatically enrolled in T3 Alaska program, which provides additional resources and opportunities for student development.

T3 Alaska students explore STEAM studies through focused curriculum, problem-based learning, and service projects of relevance to their communities. T3 Alaska connects students with community partners’ research, career and internship opportunities. Our students gain access to curricula, mentorship, peer and professional networks, training workshops, travel opportunities, project funding, and STEAM technology.

Not Qualified? Apply to T3 Alaska instead!
Students who do not meet the federal qualification guidelines can apply to our sister program T3 Alaska. T3 Alaska compliments the Upward Bound program and offers the same support and advantages, but is open to ALL students at participating schools.

Participating Schools

Schools with Upward Bound programs are listed below. If you attend one of the schools below and meet the other qualifications we encourage you to apply!

  • Bethel Regional High School
  • Brevig Mission High School
  • Chevak School
  • Chief Paul Memorial School – Kipnuk
  • Haines High School
  • Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat – Quinhagak
  • Mount Edgecumbe High School (MEHS) – Sitka
  • North Pole High School  (Upward Bound Math Science)
  • Seward High School
  • Shishmaref School
  • Wrangell High School
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