TRiO Upward Bound

The TRiO Upward Bound (UB) program on the campus of Snead State Community College is an educational program funded by the United States Department of Education. TRiO Upward Bound is a year-round educational program designed to assist participants to improve their academic and study skills in high school, to develop career and educational plans, and to enter and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

TRiO Upward Bound serves students from low-income families and families in which neither parent has completed a four-year college degree (baccalaureate degree). Students in ninth through twelfth grade may apply if they attend Asbury High School, Boaz High School, Brindle Mountain, DAR High School, or Douglas High School and must meet the eligibility requirements in order to be selected. Once selected, students remain in the program until they graduate from high school and completion of the Summer Bridge Program at Snead State Community College.

Mission Statement

The TRiO Upward Bound program mission at Snead State Community College is to provide students with support services designed to assist them in the successful completion of high school, and higher education and to empower the students to overcome academic, class, social and cultural barriers in order to be successful in higher education. It is our goal to enlighten these students to realize their academic potential and encourage their pursuit for success within the academic realm.

What’s the Next Step?

Students may pick up an application from their High School Coordinator in their high school or stop by the TRiO Office in the Student Union Building (SUB) on the campus of Snead State Community College, or call 256.840.4190.

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Bridge Program

We consider the Bridge program to be an honor, awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to the TRiO Upward Bound Program throughout their high school career. This commitment is demonstrated in many ways; through attendance, active program participation, serving as a role model to your peers, following program guidelines, making academic progress and much more.

TRiO Upward Bound students who have graduated from high school, who have been admitted to an institution of higher learning, and who have 75% attendance during the academic year and demonstrated a commitment to the program are eligible to participate in the Bridge program. Students attending the Bridge Program are enrolled for credit in general education courses at Snead State Community College. Students can earn up to 6 credit hours that can be easily transferred to other colleges or universities. It's an opportunity for the students to get a jump on earning college credits and get a taste of college level academics while in a supportive environment.