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UB Eligibility and Application

UB students & staff

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UB students

A student is eligible to participate in the Upward Bound Program if the student meets all of the following requirements:

  1. Is a freshman, sophomore, or junior student at one of two participating high schools and is recommended by a high school teacher, counselor or principal.
  2. Meet the U.S. Department of Education’s family income criterion.
  3. Demonstrates a need for academic support in preparation for entry into an educational program after school graduation

Once TRIO has received the documents below, we can move forward with scheduling a get to know you interview so that we may have an opportunity to learn more about you.

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Complete the application forms ONLINE by using the three links below:

  1. Upward Bound Application
  2. Teacher Recommendation
  3. Counselor Recommendation

Offline Forms:

  • Print Full Application and Recommendation Forms
  • Bring or email a copy of the following to the TRIO Upward Bound Office:
    1. Completed Application
    2. Completed Teacher & Counselor Recommendation Forms
    3. Proof of Parent Income i.e. most recent tax return, Social Security, Unemployment, SNAP or Disability Award Letter

Student must attend one of our target CPS schools:

Morgan Park High School

Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy


Online UB Application Form