Upward Bound I Program
2020-2021 Academic Component

The Upward Bound I Program is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Academic Component.  During phase one, students will meet virtually on selected Saturdays from September 2020 through December 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phase two face-to-face instruction will be determined in January 2021.  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 HERE.

Upward Bound II Program
2020-2021 Academic Component

The Upward Bound II Program is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Academic Component.  During phase one, students will meet virtually on selected Saturdays from September 2020 through December 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phase two face-to-face instruction will be determined in January 2021.  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 HERE.

Upward Bound Math & Science Program
2020-2021 Academic Component

The Upward Bound Math & Science Program is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Academic Component.  During phase one, students will meet virtually on selected Saturdays from September 2020 through December 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phase two face-to-face instruction will be determined in January 2021.  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 HERE

Educational Talent Search Program
2020-2021 Academic Component

The Educational Talent Search Program is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 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.  During phase one, the Educational Talent Search Program will offer all services virtually including tutorials from September 2020 through December 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phase two face-to-face instruction will be determined in January 2021. The middle schools targeted for participation are Blackburn, 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. Angela Armstrong at 601-977-7851 or alarmstrong@tougaloo.edu.  To apply for the Educational Talent Search Program please click HERE

Educational Opportunity Center

The 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 postsecondary 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 postsecondary school. During phase one, the Educational Opportunity Center will offer all services virtually from September 2020 through December 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phase two face-to-face instruction will be determined in January 2021.  For more information contact: Chiquita Hampton, Associate Director, Federal TRiO Programs at 601-977-4475 or champton@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Educational Opportunity Center please click HERE.

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