Students outside O'Shaughnessy Hall

TRiO Newswire

Advice for first-generation students applying to college this fall

Applying to college can make anyone’s head spin. And if you’re the first person in your family to ever try it, the application process can be completely overwhelming.

Upward Bound Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Upward Bound, the country’s first federal program to prepare low-income students for college, is celebrating 50 years of helping high school students go from poverty to the middle class through higher education. Among the millions of alumni who got their start through the program are two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis; best-selling author Wil Haygood; ABC Primetime host John Quinones; GE Asset Management President and CEO Dmitri Stockton, Democratic National Committee Vice-Chairwoman Donna Brazile, and a varied list of astronauts, judges, scientists, politicians, actors, musicians, scholars, inventors, and entrepreneurs.