Upward Bound

Students meeting the following federal TRiO eligibility criteria may be considered for selection as Upward Bound (UB) participants:

  • 9th and 10th graders demonstrating an interest in attending college
  • Academic need (low grades, low test scores, and/or have not completed pre-algebra, algebra 1 and geometry math courses)
  • Low income (eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch) AND potential first generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
  • Commitment to remain active in UB throughout high school graduation

The Upward Bound Program can provide: 

Academic preparation for college

  • College preparatory courses
  • After school tutorials & Saturday test preparation seminars (ACT and SAT)
  • Six-week summer session on the NHCC campus

Educational and career planning

  • Academic advising
  • College and career exploration
  • College and career field trips

College admissions and financial aid information

  • PSAT and SAT/ACT information, registration materials, and fee waivers
  • Individual assistance with college admissions applications
  • Individual assistance with scholarship and financial aid applications

Students can also earn up to $40 per month by attending and participating in program activities and cultural events such as visits to museums, plays, and a variety of other events!

UB staff will review all submitted application packets and contact eligible students and their parents to participate in a Student and Parent Interview. Please contact the UB Office for more information and/or to refer a student to receive an application packet.  

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Contact Information:

Liz Iverson, M.S.
Program Director
763-488-0459
liverson@nhcc.edu 

Matt Thrasher
Academic Advisor
763-488-0260
mthrasher@nhcc.edu 

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday
8am-2pm

Friday
8am-4:30pm

High School Advising Schedule:

Monday and Wednesday
Park Center HS and
Brooklyn Center HS
2:30-4:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday
Robbinsdale Cooper HS
2:30pm-4:30pm

Upward Bound Student Handbook