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TRiO - Upward Bound Program


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



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 a minimum of  fourteen Saturdays on the campus of Alabama A&M University. 



  • 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



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

Contact Info

Alabama A&M University

TRiO-Upward Bound Program

209 Thomas Hall

Normal, Alabama  35762

(256) 372-5661 main office

(256) 372-5663 fax


Brandon Harris,

(256) 372-4709 Office