Upward Bound is the oldest of a series of programs known as TRIO Programs, was created as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty”. Specific legislation for the program was initially authorized under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and later moved to be included under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This legislation which authorized the TRIO programs sought to provide educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.
To provide year-round, intensive academic and personal support to area high school students who are income eligible and potential first-generation college students, and who demonstrate a commitment to successfully completing high school and entering and completing a program of post-secondary education.
In order to qualify for the Fort Lewis College Upward Bound Program, students must be: