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Upward Bound is a college preparation program for high school students from low income families or who are potential first generation college students



  • Academic and Career Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • College Tours
  • College Scholarship and Financial Aid Workshops
  • Career Exploration Opportunities
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • ACT Preparation Workshops
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Intensive 6 Week Summer Academic Enrichment Program (which includes living on the University of Utah campus).


  • Academic need and potential
  • Academic enrichment to prepare for college
  • Enrolled at East, Highland, West, or Kearns High Schools
  • US citizen or national of the United States or eligible non-citizen.
  • Come from a low income family as defined by the US Department of Education, and/or
  • Come from a family in which neither parent has a college (bachelor's) degree (1st generation college student)


For more information contact Upward Bound at:

University of Utah TRIO Programs
A. Ray Olpin Student Union
200 S. Central Campus Drive, Rm 60
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
PHONE: 801-581-7188
FAX: 801 581-4325



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An Upward Bound Advisor will be at these schools on the following days after school. 

Kearns: Mondays
West: Tuesdays
East: Wednesdays
Highland: Thursdays

Please call TRIO office with any questions, 801-581-7188 

Last Updated: 5/24/21