Upward Bound

Program Information

Why do high school students join our program?


Upward Bound is ultimately here to help you gain the confidence and skills to graduate high school, and then college. The idea of going to college can be daunting, especially if you're the first in your family to go to college. We're here to help with things like...

  • Opportunities to get to know high schoolers and college students that are on a similar journey as you
  • Gaining motivation, confidence, and self-belief that your goals are possible to reach
  • Finding the value of diversity and inclusion, citizenship, and lifelong learning
  • Experiencing cultural and community events to broaden your perspective
  • Navigating the tough stuff: financial aid, college admission applications, taking the ACT, and more

Alexandra Scheibelhut
Program Director
TRIO Upward Bound
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
320-363-5887

Shelley Gemza
Program Advisor
320-363-5351

Dillon Meade
Program Advisor
320-363-5268