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University of Tennessee Academic Enrichment Upward Bound

  • University of Tennessee Academic Enrichment Upward Bound
  • 1914 Andy Holt Avenue 25 HPER Building
  • Knoxville, TN 37996
  • 1869
  • Lori Skaggs
  • Educational Specialist
  • (865) 974-4466

Program Description

Academic Enrichment Upward Bound (AEUB) is a TRiO program designed to help students achieve the goal of attaining a college degree. AEUB is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. AEUB is administered through the CAPS Outreach Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We serve students at 5 Knoxville-area high schools who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; are committed to enroll in college right after high school graduation; and who are either: 1) a potential first-generation college student, or 2) come from a low-income family. All services and activities are provided at no cost to participants and their families. AEUB provides college information and application assistance; financial aid information and assistance with FAFSA; tutoring in all subjects; Saturday sessions once a month on the UTK campus; college tours; 6-week summer session on UTK campus; overnight summer cultural enrichment trip; monthly stipends based on level of involvement.85

Services Provided

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

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 85
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • East Tennessee State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Rhodes College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville