Other TRIO Programs
Upward Bound is one of many TRIO programs funded by the US Department of Education. Funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. There are over 1,200 colleges and agencies that offer TRIO programs, and each TRIO program supports a different population of students.
When you attend college, look for those that offer:
Student Support Services
This program supports college students, who are often graduates of Upward Bound. This program prioritizes serving people from families with low incomes and/or where neither parent graduated from college. Participants receive academic tutoring, disability advocacy, mentoring, and supplemental instruction.
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement
Named in honor of the astronaut who died in the 1986 space-shuttle explosion, this program supports college graduates who are considering becoming college professors or earning a doctorate degree. The program prioritizes serving people from families with low incomes, and minorities, to connect people to research opportunities and faculty mentoring.
Educational Opportunity Centers
There are 74 of these centers in the US, and serve displaced or under-employed workers. The program prioritizes serving people from families with low incomes, and can help people navigate college to advance in their chosen career.