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 (Phone: 970-247-7618 or Email)
if you have any questions regarding the program or the application process!

TRIO Upward Bound Contact Information

Phone: 970-247-7618
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