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NDSU TRIO Upward Bound

  • NDSU TRIO Upward Bound
  • Dept 2839 PO Box 6050
  • Fargo, ND 58108

Program Description

Upward Bound is a college access and preparation program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by North Dakota State University. It is designed to help students succeed in high school and prepare for continued success in college. Upward Bound provides students with academic, cultural and social activities that build skills, motivation, and self-confidence. Services and activities include tutoring, academic skills development, academic advising, career exploration, ACT preparation, college visits, and preparing for applications such as college admission, FAFSA, and scholarships.

The NDSU Upward Bound program is funded to serve fifty-two eligible students in grades 9-12 from target high schools. Those schools include Davies, Fargo North, and Fargo South.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 2%
  • White: 19%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 12%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 3%
  • Other: 4%
  • African American: 61%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 52
  • 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

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus
  • University of North Dakota