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TRiO-Special Programs currently only has Upward Bound. The program is housed in Councill Hall on the 3rd floor at Alabama A&M University.

Upward Bound is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The program at Alabama A&M University serves 104 eligible high school students. The Upward Bound Program at Alabama A&M University aids eligible and program selected high school students in generating the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to successfully enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.

Student Support Services

[currently not funded at Alabama A&M University]

is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist eligible and selected participants. All program services and activities at Alabama A&M University are free. Services include academic advising, counseling, tutoring (peer, video, group, and professional), workshops and seminars, career exploration activities, assistance in securing financial assistance for post-secondary school and graduate/professional school, and a mentoring program. The goals of the program are to assist a target population of high-risk students participants in making a smooth transition from high school to college, and to maintain satisfactory academic progress and graduate.


 ​ Contact Info

TRiO - Special Programs

Alabama A&M University

4900 Meridian Street

Councill Hall - 3rd floor

Normal, Alabama 35762

(256) 372-5661  main office

(256) 371-5663  fax


Janae McDowell

Interim Director

(256) 372-4702