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Who is Eligible

9th through 12th grade Students who are:
  • Attend Escondido HS or  Orange Glen HS
  • Be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have an academic need and want to go to college
  • Meet federal low-income guidelines and be first generation college bound (neither parents have completed a bachelor's degree)
Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 13, 2021 until further notice)
Size of Family Unit Taxable Income
1 $19,320
2 $26,130
3 $32,940
4 $39,750
5 $46,560
6 $53,370
7 $60,180
8 $66,990

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,810 

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

Students possessing these characteristics:

  • Academic discipline
  • Motivation
  • Sense of commitment
  • Appreciation for cultural diversity

upward bound program

 TRIO Upward Bound Program is made possible by a federal grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education and in collaboration with California State University San Marcos, Escondido High School and Orange Glen High School.