UPWARD BOUND ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON 2015
From Loretta Sanchez
Upward Bound at St. Mary's University Upward Bound helps selected high school students get better prepared to succeed in college. In a warm and nurturing environment on a college campus, participants receive numerous educational advantages. About 774 Upward Bound Programs across the nation serve college-bound high school students. St. Mary’s University has hosted Upward Bound since 1967. Upward Bound is one of several educational opportunity programs referred to as TRIO Programs (initially there were three) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of TRIO Programs is to increase enrollment and graduation from college among underrepresented populations. Funded by Congress under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, more than 1,000 universities, community colleges and agencies offer TRIO Programs throughout the United States. TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. Graduates of TRIO Programs are working in business, industry, government, medicine, law, education, communications, sales, finance, politics, transportation, publishing, law enforcement, computer science and technology, engineering and accounting. Contact Us Jacqueline Dansby, Ph.D.
Upward Bound Pre-Collegiate Program
St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria
Treadaway Hall, Courtyard
San Antonio, Texas 78228-8589