COVID - 19 Special Announcement from Upward Bound

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TRIO Upward Bound Program has transitioned to e-services and online learning opportunities until further notice.  The TRIO Upward Bound Program will continue to operate our office virtually during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm) via email, text, phone, Zoom or other modalities. For up to date COVID-19 information, visit the FRC COVID-19 site, the CDC, or your local county’s Department of Public Health site.

 The TRIO Upward Bound Program is committed to maintaining the continuity of services and to the extent possible minimize the disruption of services. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at

 Stay safe, healthy and continue practicing social distancing!

Welcome to Upward Bound at FRC

Mission Statement

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from families whose taxable income does not exceed federal TRiO guidelines and from which neither parent/step-parent or guardian has completed a four year college degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. 



Below is a link to the fillable digital Upward Bound Application. Although the student social security number is required to be eligible to join Upward Bound, we ask that you leave this portion blank for your student's security, once submitted we will follow up via telephone and ask for this information so it will never be transmitted via email. Once you click the application below please download the applicaton by clicking the downward facing arrow on the upper right of the screen.  Also linked below are the directions for digitally signing the application. Once the application is downloaded to your computer right click to open with Adobe Acrobat DC. Complete fillable application and digatily sign per directions below and save document. However, if your family has difficulty completing the digital signature, please submit without signature and our staff will acquire original signatures either by mail or in person after the COVID-19 shelter in place order has been lifted.  Completed applications must be saved and email to the Upward Bound Director, Audrey Peters at Should you have any questions, please send all questions via email.

Digital Signature Directions  
Upward Bound Application