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Paul D. Camp Community College Upward Bound

  • Travis Parker
  • (757) 569-6759

Program Description

Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) include eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. Here on the Franklin campus of Paul D. Camp Community College, we offer the Upward Bound TRIO program. The purpose of Upward Bound is to help high school students (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders), who have the potential to develop academic skills and motivation, to continue their education beyond high school. Students within the Upward Bound program, upon graduating from high school, will be equipped to enter a postsecondary institution and succeed with minimum difficulty.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Ferrum College
  • George Mason University
  • Hampton University
  • Liberty University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Old Dominion University
  • Paul D Camp Community College
  • Regent University
  • Tidewater Community College
  • University of Lynchburg
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University