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University of Alaska TRiO Upward Bound

Learning | Team | Travel | College Prep | Tech Equipment

During the regular academic school year the UAF Upward Bound program is active in high schools across Alaska.

Students benefit from participating in the program:

  • Weekly check-in meetings with students to encourage and promote good study habits and provide additional counseling for students as needed
  • Direct access to a local coordinator, often a teacher or counselor, who assumes an additional duty to lead students through their Upward Bound activities
  • Free tutoring
  • Opportunities to explore college activities and tour campuses
  • Assistance with developing study skills
  • Arranged cultural & heritage activities
  • Participation in community service events
  • Field trips and experiential learning
  • Travel opportunities
  • Access to technology equipment and instruction (drones, raspberry pi, makerspaces and more!)
  • Up to 40$ per month as a stipend for participation, academic improvement, and commitment
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