There are more than 900 federally funded Upward Bound programs throughout the United States and its territories. Upward Bound is one of several TRIO programs that collectively have as their goal to improve college completion levels for qualified students. Many of those programs have been operating since 1965.
The mission of Upward Bound at Mineral Area College is to serve eligible high school students by providing academic enrichment, cultural experiences, and a support network to ensure their success in attaining a four-year college degree.
A Federally Funded Program
The Mineral Area College Upward Bound I program is a TRIO program funded with a five-year, $1,495,566 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This represents 100% of the program cost. Mineral Area College provides 25% of indirect costs to support the program.
The Mineral Area College Upward Bound II program is a TRIO program funded with a five-year, $1,298,771 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This represents 100% of the program cost. Mineral Area College provides a portion of indirect costs to support the program.
Upward Bound is one of five programs established by Congress to help low-income, first-generation students enter college and graduate. These programs are referred to as the TRIO programs.
For more information on Upward Bound I or II or for information on how to apply, contact the Upward Bound office located at Mineral Area College, (573) 518-2156. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Mineral Area College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, or marital or parental status. For more information, call the Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
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