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Eligibility Criteria

The TRIO Upward Bound Program at Cosumnes River College selects students in grades 9 - 12 and must:

  • Be first-generation college student (neither parents/guardians has a 4-year bachelor's degree)
  • Meet federal income guidelines
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Attend Florin, Monterey Trail, or Valley High School
  • Have an interest and desire to attend college
  • Willing to participate all Upward Bound events/activities in the summer and in the school year
  • Remain in the program through graduation in high school

How To Apply

  • Interested students must submit an Upward Bound Application to determine eligibility
  • Applicants must attend a high school (Florin, Monterey Trail, or Valley) served by Upward Bound and submit all Upward Bound application materials:
    • Completed application
    • 200 word personal statement
    • Two teacher/counselor forms
    • Proof of income (IRS Tax Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ)
    • Recent high school transcripts and state standardized test scores
  • All eligible applicants and their parents/guardians will be interviewed as part of the application process
  • Program selection is based on the application packet and students need for the program services