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

If you're interested in joining our program and you believe you meet the eligibility requirements talk to your school counselor or a UB Advisor today!

Application Process

  • Read about our program and check to make sure that you meet our eligibility requirements
  • Ask a UB Advisor for an application or download our application now
  • Talk with your parent/guardian about the program and contact us if you have any questions
  • Fill out the application as a family and mail it, e-mail it, fax it, or bring the application back to the UB advisor at your school

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the program or the application process!

Phone: 970-903-9998

TRIO Upward Bound 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