Eligibility Requirements

Upward Bound serves 9th through 11th grade students at Cortez, Durango, and Ignacio High Schools who are:

  • Income eligible (based on federal guidelines) and/or First Generation- neither parent has completed a 4-year college degree (preference is given to those who meet both criteria)
  • A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Motivated and have the potential for academic pursuits but need the encouragement, skill development and academic guidance necessary to go on to college
  • Willing to make a long-term commitment to Upward Bound and to work hard toward self-improvement through the program

Contact Information

Phone: 970-903-9998
Fax: 970-382-6995
Email Upward Bound

Mailing Address:
TRIO Upward Bound
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Dr.
3rd Floor Reed Library
Durango, CO 81301

Application Process

If you believe you meet eligibility requirements, apply now! Please fill out the application form below with your parent/guardian present as they will need to sign off on the information provided.

We will contact you after your application is received and follow up. If you need to contact us for any reason, please email us at corrigan_m@fortlewis.edu.

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