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Who is Eligible

9th through 12th grade Students who are:
  • citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • enrolled/or planning to attend  Escondido HS or  Orange Glen HS
  • First-generation college bound (neither parents have not completed a four year college degree) OR Students whose family income meets below federal guidelines OR has a high risk for academic failure.
Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 18, 2018 until further notice)
Size of Family Unit Taxable Income
1 $18,210
2 $24,690
3 $31,170
4 $37,650
5 $44,130
6 $50,610
7 $57,090
8 $63,570

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.