TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to assist students in improving their academic skills, successfully completing their high school education, enrolling in and graduating from post-secondary institutions.

The TRIO Upward Bound program develops the academic and motivational potential of students in the 9th through 12th grades to prepare them for college success.


TRIO Upward Bound provides fundamental support to students in preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be in 9th‐12th grades attending W.W. Samuell High School, or living in the following zip codes: 75217, 75227, 75253
  • Must be a first‐generation, low‐income or academically at‐risk student

Services offered

  • Academic tutoring
  • SAT/ACT preparation
  • Assistance completing FAFSA
  • Exposure to cultural events, career options post‐secondary educational options
  • Students are required to attend all program sponsored activities and are paid stipends for their participation.

 For more information, call 972‐860‐7284.


Kristina Every, Director

Sandy Hampton, Administrative Assistant

Amanda Rangel, Senior Academic Advisor

Jonathan Estrada, Senior Academic Advisor