Upward Bound I Program
2019-2020 Academic Component

The Upward Bound I Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Academic Component.  During this phase, students meet on seventeen (17) selected Saturdays between September and April on the campus of Tougaloo College. Activities include academic classes in the basic skill areas of tutoring, counseling, and cultural enrichment activities. Participants must have an academic need, fall within the economic or first generation guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education and meet other specific program requirements.  The Upward Bound I Program provides services to participants from the following high schools: Canton, Lanier, Jim Hill, Murrah, Forest Hill, Callaway, Wingfield, Provine, and Holmes County Central High Schools. For information contact: Lawanda Smith, Assistant Director at 601-977-7702 or lsmith2@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Upward Bound I Program please click on the following link by September 20, 2019: Upward Bound Student Intent Application

Upward Bound II Program
2019-2020 Academic Component

The Upward Bound II Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Academic Component.  During this phase, students meet on seventeen (17) selected Saturdays between September and April on the campus of Tougaloo College. Activities include academic classes in the basic skill areas of tutoring, counseling, and cultural enrichment activities. Participants must have an academic need, fall within the economic or first generation guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education and meet other specific program requirements.  The Upward Bound II Program provides services to O’Bannon, Yazoo City, South Delta and Simmons High Schools.  For more information contact:  Deidra Stewart, Assistant Director at 601-977-7747 or dstewart2@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Upward Bound II Program please click on the following link by September 20, 2019: Upward Bound Student Intent Application

Upward Bound Math & Science Program
2019-2020 Academic Component

The Upward Bound Math & Science Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Academic Component.  During this phase, students meet on sixteen (16) selected Saturdays between September and April on the campus of Tougaloo College.  The Upward Bound Math & Science Program is a federally funded pre-collegiate enrichment program designed to generate skills and motivation in the math and science areas for success in education beyond high school.  The program concentrates on high school students who have an academic need, fall either within the economic or first generation guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, have a desire to attend a post-secondary institution and would like to major in a math and/or science related discipline. Students are selected from the following target high schools and must meet the eligibility requirements: Wingfield, Callaway, Canton, Lanier, O’Bannon, Provine, Simmons, South Delta, and Yazoo City High Schools. Students who are accepted into the program will participate in a research component where they will gain exposure to the research process and its techniques. Also, they will be enrolled in math, science, English, foreign language.

For more information contact:  Shundra Jordan, Assistant Director at 601-977-7849 or sjordan@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Upward Bound Math & Science Program please click on the following link by September 20, 2019: Upward Bound Student Intent Application

Educational Talent Search Program
2019-2020 Academic Component

The Educational Talent Search Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Academic Component. The Educational Talent Search Program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.  The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the postsecondary application process. The Educational Talent Search Program also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education.

The middle schools targeted for participation are Blackburn, Hardy, Nichols, and Northwest Jackson.  The high schools targeted for participation are Canton, Forest Hill, Jim Hill, Leake County, McAdams, Murrah, Port Gibson, and Holmes County Central.

For more information contact: Dr. Valvia Wilson, Federal Trio Programs Director at vwilson@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Educational Talent Search Program please click on the following link:   Educational Talent Search Eligibility Criteria

Educational Opportunity Center

Is a program designed to assist adults with information about educational and career opportunities in Hinds, Madison, Leake, Warren and Yazoo counties. The Educational Opportunity Center helps qualified adults who desire to enter or continue a program of post secondary education by providing information on admission requirements and available financial aid. In conjunction with schools, agencies, and organizations in the target area, this program develops, publicizes and implements strategies that are designed to increase the probability of dropouts being re-admitted to secondary post secondary school.

Contact Information

We are here to help you. Feel free to call, email, visit, or write the Federal TRiO Programs at Tougaloo College.

Contact:

Valvia M. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director of the Federal TRiO Programs
  601-977-7844
  vwilson@tougaloo.edu

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Federal TRiO Programs
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174