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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 19, 2023 until further notice)
Size of Family Unit Taxable Income
1 $21,870
2 $29,580
3 $37,290
4 $45,000
5 $52,710
6 $60,420
7 $68,130
8 $75,840

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $7,710 (CA)

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.