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Illinois Central College - TRiO Upward Bound

  • Illinois Central College - TRiO Upward Bound
  • 5407 N. University
    Arbor Hall A12
  • Peoria, IL 61635
  • (309) 690-6931

Program Description

The Illinois Central College Upward Bound program is a TRIO college preparation program funded by the United States Department of Education. The mission of Upward Bound is to motivate and support first-generation, low-income high school students in pursuit of a college degree. Year-round services include a nine-month Academic component and a six-week summer component. Services help our students recognize and tap into their inner talents and strengths to develop resiliency and persistence as they build a solid foundation for secondary and post-secondary success.

All Upward Bound program activities and services are free for students enrolled in the program. Activities include but are not limited to Advising, Tutoring and Homework Support, College and Career Readiness, College Tours, Cultural Enrichment opportunities and stipends for participation as well as merit.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 70
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Bradley University
  • Illinois Central College
  • Illinois State University