TRIO Upward Bound

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

TRIO Mission Statement

TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB) is an academic and college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of TRIO UB is to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students to successfully complete high school and to enter and succeed in college. While there are hundreds of TRIO Upward Bound programs across the nation, this specific program is housed at University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). We are currently funded to serve 118 Minneapolis 9-12th graders from Edison Sr. High School, North Community High School, Patrick Henry High School, and South High School. TRIO UB at the University of Minnesota has served Minneapolis high school youth and families since 1966, 50 years.

Who is eligible

  • 9th or 10th grade students

  • 2.5 GPA or higher

  • Parents do not have a 4-year degree

  • Quality for free/reduced lunch

  • Current U.S.. citizen or permanent residents in the process of obtaining citizenship


Contact us if you would like to apply to TRIO Upward Bound! If you would like to receive more information about TRIO Upward Bound, please fill out this Interest Form.

Main Office:

University of Minnesota Education Science Building RM 40

56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Contact Information

Sarah Yang

College Access Advisor & Event Coordinator


Room: Career & College Center Lab (CCC)

Office Hours: Thursday 11am-2pm

**or by appointment**