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TRiO - Upward Bound Program

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 

Students who reside and attend target area Huntsville City, Madison County, and Madison City Schools and meet the following criteria:

  • A citizen or national of the United States
  • First generation and low-income 
        • (First generation student: neither parent or guardian graduated from a four-year institution)
        • (Low-income: based on taxable income and family size set by the U. S. Department of Education)
  • First generation or low-income
  • Has an academic need
  • Has completed 8th grade but not entered the 11th grade
  • Student must have a desire to go to college

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS 

The Upward Bound Program at Alabama A&M University offers a summer residential and an academic component. Participants are required to attend both components until they graduate from high school.

 

The summer residential component is six weeks. Room and board is provided for students to live on the campus of Alabama A&M University. 

 

The academic component allows students to attend sessions for twenty Saturdays on the campus of Alabama A&M University. 

 

PROGRAM SERVICES 

  • Instruction in composition, literature, foreign language, math, and science
  • Tutoring, counseling, and academic advising
  • Cultural excursions
  • Stipend
      • $10.00 weekly stipend (Academic)
      • $15.00 weekly stipend (Residential)
      • Work-study (Bridge students and seniors only)
  • Provisions are made for transportation (Academic)
      • Mileage
  • ACT preparation
  • Prep for Alabama High School Graduation Exam
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Postsecondary and career data
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Bridge Component
      • Seniors who graduated from high school
      •  Admitted to the University
      •  Enroll in classes for the summer at AAMU
 

Applications are available at:

  • TRiO Offices
  • Target Huntsville City Middle and High Schools
  • Madison County Middle and High Schools
  • Madison City Middle and High Schools

 

TARGET AREA SCHOOLS

  • Huntsville City:
    • S.R. Butler
    • J.O. Johnson
    • Lee
  • Madison County:
    • Buckhorn
    • Hazel Green
    • Sparkman 9th
    • Sparkman
 

Contact Info

Alabama A&M University

TRiO-Upward Bound Program

P.O. Box 347

Normal, Alabama  35762

(256) 372-5660 main office

(256) 372-5663 fax

 

Brandon Harris,
Interim Coordinator

(256) 372-4709 Office

brandon.harris@aamu.edu