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Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally-funded program administered by Idaho State University designed to enhance the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school for youth of low-income families who are potential first-generation college students.

The program is divided into two periods of instruction: summer and academic year. During the summer, students come to Idaho State University for eight weeks to take classes concentrating on basic skill improvement in math, English, and science, as well as other courses. Students live on campus and participate in a variety of activities as well as study hall after classes each day. The academic year follow-up offers tutoring and advising to students on a weekly basis. Students are transported to Idaho State University for weekly study and tutoring sessions.

Contact the UB coordinator for more information.

Schools Served

Pocatello High School Location: Pocatello Advisor: Luis Carrillo
American Falls High School Location: American Falls Advisor: Luis Carrillo
Aberdeen High School Location: Aberdeen Advisor: Heather Cooper
Century High School Location: Pocatello Advisor: Heather Cooper
Highland High School Location: Pocatello Advisor: Heather Cooper


More Information

Questions related to this program should be addressed to:


Cheryl Zimmer

Cheryl Zimmer

Associate Director UB/UBMS

208 282-7920


Lewis Carrillo

Luis Carrillo

UB/UBMS Advisor/Coordinator



Heather Cooper

Heather Cooper

UB/UBMS Advisor/Coordinator

(208) 282-3242


Contact Us

(208) 282-3242

(208) 282-4864

TRIO Central Office

921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8345

Pocatello, ID 83209

Location: Museum Building Room 446


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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