TRIO Upward Bound

Welcome to Upward Bound at Fort Lewis College


September 6, 2014     10am-12pm    Chem 130:  Upward Bound Rules & Regulations      

November, 8, 2014    10am-12pm   FLC, Noble Hall:  StrengthsQuest for students only   

January 10, 2015     10am-12pm    Library Basement, Computer Lab: FAFSA and financial aid - parents & students *** Bring a copy of your most recent completed taxes.  Click for flyer

May 2, 2015    10am-12pm      Vallecito Room: Summer Academy Meeting & Senior Recognition - parents & students

Summer Academy 2015 Informational Flyer




ACT Question of the Day




Click HERE to view our informational video!

Also Check out our student-created, 2010 documentary

Upward Bound students


  We Serve Students Who Are:

  • 9th through 12th grade students at Cortez, Durango, and Ignacio High Schools
  • 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)
  • 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 attending and graduating from college after graduation from high school.

 Academic Year Services:

  • Regular academic, career, and college advising sessions for students at their high school.
  • Mandatory tutoring/after school advising sessions to help students develop study skills and progress academically.
  • Mandatory Saturday Student Sessions for core instruction and workshops (leadership, college prep, etc)
  • Mandatory Saturday Parent Meetings to inform parents of upcoming events and student/program progress.
  • Assistance with career exploration, college admissions, financial aid, scholarship research, and ACT test preparation.
  • College Tours: Educational and cultural trips that expose students to college and vocational schools, career options and diverse cultures.

  • A stipend of up to $40 a month based upon the student’s commitment/participation and attitude in the program and performance in school

Summer Services:  Mandatory intensive six-week summer residential academic enrichment program (Summer Academy)

  • Students live in residence hall Monday-Friday during June and July for six weeks
  • 24-hour adult supervision
  • Morning classes consisting of courses in Math, English, Science, and Foreign Language
  • Afternoon classes consisting of electives such as Music, Cooking and Nutrition, Outdoor Education, College Success and Career Exploration
  • Friday service learning activities and social/cultural enrichment field trips
  • Summer Academy services Upward Bound students already enrolled with the program and attending high schools in Durango, Ignacio, and Cortez. 

 Fort Lewis College Upward Bound Facts

  • More than 80% of students are both low income and potential first generation college students
  • 27% of FLC Upward Bound participants are Native American
  • 43% of FLC Upward Bound participants are Hispanic
  • Upward Bound has a 95% program retention rate;
  • 70% enrolled in college;
  • 100% of Upward Bound students who went to college returned for their sophomore year in college (based on 2010 grads)
  • Students who participate in Upward Bound programs are four times more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than those students from similar backgrounds who did not  participate in a federal TRiO program.

News & Information

Apply to be an FLC Trio Upward Bound Summer Leader!!

FLC Trio Upward Bound Leader Application

Apply to be an FLC Trio Upward Bound Summer Instructor!


For more information, contact Program Director Marya Corrigan (