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TRIO Upward Bound


TRIO Upward Bound

What is UB? NDSU’s TRIO Upward Bound (UB) is a college access and preparation program for students in grades 9-12 at Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South and Moorhead high schools.

Our mission is to help eligible students prepare for and go on to and graduate from college. We help students reach their academic potential and college dreams! Upward Bound assists high school first-generation students and students coming from limited income backgrounds.

Cost? Free! The U.S. Department of Education funds TRIO Upward Bound; all services are free for participants. 

Be a part of UB - be a part of something special.

  • Make new friends
  • Tutoring at your school
  • Personal academic advisor
  • ACT prep
  • College application and planning help
  • Scholarship application help
  • College tours
  • Activities: field trips, computer programming, camping, robots, museums, sporting events

UB Program Services

To prepare students to be successful in college, we provide a variety of services year-round for our students – including tutoring, mentoring, advising, and summer enrichment programs.Explore all the services and activities offered by UB in detail on our UB Services page.

UB Participants' Experiences. Watch what current and past UB participants have to say about the UB services and program at our UB YouTube Page.

Apply Now and Start Your UB Experience

Eligibility: Students interested in Upward Bound must attend Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South and Moorhead high schools. See additional eligibility requirements on our application page.

Deadline: Upward Bound accepts applications throughout the year and reviews applications as they are received. Apply anytime!

Apply online: Go to the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and apply now. Printed applications can also be picked up in your school's counseling office or we can mail a printed application to you if you prefer.

Interview. UB will review your application and supplemental material and contact you.  If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to an interview.  At this appointment, you and a parent or guardian will visit with UB staff to learn more about the program and share more about yourself and your interest in being in the program.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process on our application page.

Questions? Contact: Amanda Susag | | 701-231-8090


Staff: Visit the UB Staff and Contact page to meet the UB team.

Mail: NDSU TRIO UB | Dept 2839 PO Box 6050 | Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Phone: (701) 231-8090


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