Upward Bound

We are Upward Bound! 

Upward Bound is a federal TRIO program that has helped almost two million students graduate from college over the last 60 years! Our Upward Bound program hosted at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University has been continually funded since 1995 and serves high school students in central Minnesota. By thinking about college early on, our students receive more opportunities for academic growth, building their social network, financial literacy, and personal development...all of which ultimately create confidence and excitement that they can someday be a college graduate!


Our Program​

When you decide to join Upward Bound, you make a commitment - to us, but also to yourself. We offer programming during the academic year and the summer months.

Program Information


About the Program

Learn more about Upward Bound and attending college.

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Apply to Join

Fill out our application and let's meet to discuss!


Frequently Asked Questions

We have many answers to commonly asked questions!

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Contact Us

Alexandra Scheibelhut
Program Director
TRIO Upward Bound
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Shelley Gemza
Program Advisor

Dillon Meade
Program Advisor