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TRIO Upward Bound - University of Minnesota Twin Cities

TRIO Mission Statement

TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB) is an academic college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of TRIO UB is to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students to successfully complete high school and to enter and succeed in college. While there are hundreds of TRIO UB programs across the nation, this specific program is housed at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). We are currently funded to serve 118 Minneapolis 9-12th graders from Edison High School, North Senior Academy, Patrick Henry High School, and South High School. TRIO UB at the University of Minnesota has served Minneapolis youth and families since 1966.

Who is eligible

  • 9th or 10th grade students
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Parents do not have a 4-year degree
  • Quality for free/reduced lunch
  • Current U.S.. citizen or permanent residents in the process of obtaining citizenship


If you would like to apply to be in the TRIO Upward Bound program, contact us!

Main Office: University of Minnesota Education Science Building RM 40

                    56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612.625.3021
Websites: U of M Page
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