Catch the College Dream
Upward Bound is a federally funded program sponsored by Utah Valley University. It
assists high school students who will be the first generation in their family to graduate
with a post-secondary degree.
TRiO College Prep Programs Mission Statement
The mission of the TRiO programs is to advance the ideal of equal educational opportunities in postsecondary
education. It is to assure that the least advantaged segments of the American population
have a realistic chance to enter and graduate from a postsecondary institution.
Our purpose here at UVU is to empower youth who have academic potential, but who lack
adequate information or school preparation to enter and continue in postsecondary
education. Through the TRiO (Educational Talent Search/Upward Bound) developmental curriculum and guidance processes,
students are expected to improve their academic skills, social skills, and motivation
to pursue and complete their postsecondary options.