TRIO Upward Bound Program

Empowering pre-collegiate students with the academic, personal and professional skills needed to graduate high school and succeed on the post-secondary level

Trio Upward Bound Program participants.
60

Program Participants

9–12

Grade Students at Graham High School

1.44M

Funds Awarded

Program Services

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Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

Upward Bound (UB) scholars gain access to free tutoring in a plethora of subjects after school and at bi-weekly Saturday Academy Sessions.

Classroom

Academic Coaching and Counseling

UB staff members and UB mentors provide one-on-one and small-group support and guide students academically, personally and professionally.

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College Prep Assistance

UB scholars receive assistance completing college applications, developing personal statements, completing the FAFSA and developing skills that will make them competitive applicants.

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Financial Literacy Education

UB offers program participants the opportunity to learn about budgeting and saving, investing, credit, loans and strategies to help promote effective financial stewardship.

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Standardized Test Preparation

UB scholars can receive both financial assistance and academic skill-building assistance to prepare for PSAT, SAT, ACT and end-of-course exams.

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College and Cultural Tours

UB scholars have the opportunity to visit various local, regional and national colleges to find the perfect college for them.

STEM Students in a lab.

STEM Workshops

UB students can participate in workshops, summits and information sessions about various STEM careers and skill development.

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Conference Travel

UB scholars participate in local, state and regional conferences to promote student development and peer networking.

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Mentoring

UB provides mentors to students to help them transition into high school and into college.

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Leadership Development Programs

UB offers programs and activities to help students develop leadership skills.

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Community Service Opportunities

Students can gain community service hours for graduation, scholarships and college applications by volunteering with UB.

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Family Nights and Workshops

Both UB scholars and their family members can participate in family nights to learn new skills, experience fellowship, and have fun.

Summer Enrichment Programs

Career and Professional Development Center

Summer Jump Start Program

The Summer Jump Start Program is a 6-week program that allows students to visit NCCU during the day to gain academic, personal and professional skills.

George Street Residential Complex

UB Residential Academy

The UB Residential Academy is a 3-week program that allows students to stay on campus at NCCU and participate in academic, personal and professional development activities.

Eligibility

  • US citizen
  • 9th–12th-grade student at Graham High School
  • First-generation
  • Low-income household

And/or:

  • Underrepresented
  • Interested in attending college

Application Portal

The Upward Bound Program is currently accepting students on a rolling admission. Spaces are limited, so apply now!

For questions or concerns, regarding the NCCU TRIO Upward Bound Programs, please email upwardbound@nccu.edu or call 919-530-6325.

Felix,

Felix, Jovany

Associate Vice Chancellor

Student Affairs

Location: Student Services Building, Room 221

Email: jfelix@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-5198


Murray,

Murray, Dekendrick

Director for Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services

Location: Student Services Building, Room 120

Email: dmurra41@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-5058