Upward Bound is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO Program. It was created primarily to provide fundamental support to low-income high school students; students whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree; and low-income and/or first-generation students, as they prepare to enter college.
SMCC, in partnership with Upward Bound, provides participants with academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Other services include: tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, SAT/ACT preparation, and work study programs. In addition, students spend one week on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Participants also have the opportunity to earn college credit.
Upward Bound students will attend SMCC on the weekends during fall and spring semesters. The teens will also take elective courses at the college during summer enrichment.
The following packets are saved in a pfd format. Application forms require original signatures. Forms can be filled out online, save and print.
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For more information, contact the SMCC TRIO Office, at 602.305.5676.
Hours of Operations
Fall & Spring Semesters
- Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Mon - Thurs
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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