Eligibility & Application

To apply, students must be enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, either Innovation Central High School or Union High School part of Grand Rapids Public School District, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Students must have completed the eighth grade, but have not yet completed the eleventh grade. Potential participants are from 13 to 18 years of age. Students MUST also meet the criteria specified below:

  1. Be a potential first-generation college student. This means that a participant will be the first generation in his/her family to earn a four-year college degree; and/or
  2. Meet the income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, contact the TRIO Upward Bound office by phone at (616) 331-3144 or write to the address listed below:

Grand Valley State University
TRIO Upward Bound Program

401 W. Fulton St.

396C DeVos

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Page last modified April 28, 2015