TRIO Upward Bound Services

Academic Year

  • Study Labs

  • Monthly Saturday Academy

  • Monthly Stipend for Participation

  • Community Service Projects

  • One-on-One Tutoring

  • College Trips

    • A variety of trips are planned each year, from one-day trips in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin to three-day trips to the Lower Peninsula, Wisconsin or Minnesota.

  • Academic & Career Counseling

  • College Application, Scholarship & Federal Financial Aid Assistance

    • TRIO Upward Bound’s coordinator’s are happy to help students with their college applications, admission essays, scholarship essays or any questions about the financial aid process. For help in these areas, please contact a TRIO Upward Bound coordinator.

  • Cultural & Academic Activities

  • Fee Waivers

    • SAT & ACT Waivers – While the purpose of standardized tests, like the SAT & ACT, is to measure a student’s college readiness, a student’s score can have a significant impact on college admissions and financial aid. The better the score, the more likely a student is to receive merit-based aid. We suggest students retake the SAT at least once and/or taking the ACT. TRIO Upward Bound can provide waivers to cover the cost of testing.

    • College Application Waiver – We suggest that students apply to 3-5 colleges, but paying 3-5 application fee’s is not always feasible for families. To help, TRIO Upward Bound offers enrolled participants the national Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Waiver. The NACAC Waiver is accepted by many colleges. For more information about the NACAC, click HERE.
      Please note, TRIO Upward Bound cannot pay for application fees if the college(s) of your choice does not accept the NACAC Waiver, nor can we reimburse fees already paid.


Summer Program

  • Live in the Finlandia University dorms

  • Six Week Program

    • Five Weeks on Campus

    • Major Cultural & Educational Field Trip during the last week

  • Take classes to prepare you for the next academic year

  • Nightly Activities

  • Community Service Projects

  • Recent High School graduates take college classes with transferable credits


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