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HOPE COLLEGE TRiO UPWARD BOUND IS

A pre-college preparatory program designed to help develop the motivation and academic skills of students from first generation college and low income families. Upward Bound is for students who are interested in pursing an educational program beyond high school.

Program participants

  • improve personal and academic skills
  • generate the academic skills and motivation necessary for success in completing high school
  • explore career options and professions
  • enroll in the college or university of the student's choice

    TRiO UPWARD BOUND ALUMNI COLLEGE CHOICES:

Grand Valley State University Michigan State University
Grand Rapids Community College Northwood University
Hope College Olivet College
Kalamazoo Community College Western Michigan University
Kendall College University of Detroit Mercy
Lake Superior State University University of Michigan

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Students wishing to apply to the TRiO Upward Bound Program can download a copy of the application just by clicking "Application" on the navigation bar (left). Students may also pick up an application from the TRiO Upward Bound office or at their school Guidance Office.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE ?

To participate students must show:

  • Demonstration of need (financial and academic) TRiO is a federally funded program that is free for those students whose family income falls below a certain level and/or for students who are first generation generation college students (parents do not have a four year college degree).
  • Demonstration of academic promise and the ability, motivation and commitment to succeed as indicated by recommendations and/or test scores.
  • Demonstration of college aspirations as evidenced by recommendations and a personal interview.
  • Attendance at one of the three TRiO Upward Bound target schools
    1. Fennville High School
    2. Holland High School
    3. West Ottawa High School

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Nothing!

Program participation is absolutely free to students who qualify; however, it will require their time, energy and commitment.