USD TRIO Upward Bound

University of San Diego TRIO Upward Bound


Created in 1999, the University of San Diego (USD) TRIO Upward Bound program provides free fundamental academic, professional, and personal development support to our program participants in their preparation for college entrance. 


Our exciting program is welcoming applicants! Apply online: bit.ly/usdubapp



About Us


USD TRIO Upward Bound is one of over 900 UB programs nationwide that assist eligible high school students to achieve their dreams of persisting in and graduating to higher levels of education. 


We are a community focused organization in Linda Vista, working exclusively with Kearny High School students and partnering with local organizations to best serve the needs of our students. Under the umbrella of the Institute of College Initiatives at the University of San Diego, our Upward Bound program aims to increase the rates at which participants complete high school, enroll in, and graduate from college.


USD TRIO Upward Bound provides professional and academic services with support of University staff and resources to students. Our program participants are provided with a unique opportunity to enroll in University of San Diego undergraduate courses while in high school, as access to USD undergraduate students for tutoring and mentoring.


Our 6-week summer program takes place on-campus at the University of San Diego and introduces you to the college experience: living in dorms, dining in the Student Life Pavilion, taking prep courses taught by experienced Upward Bound instructors, and participating in exciting summer travel activities.


With a caring and knowledgeable staff of educators, we are eager to welcome new students into our program that are excited to learn more about collegiate opportunities in the future.


Core Services

*all services are free to program participants*


Academic Services

Professional Development

College Preparation

- Tutoring

- Mentoring

- Advising / Counseling

- Cultural & Educational Experiences

- Workshops & Seminars

- Internship Opportunities

- College Applications

- Financial Aid & Scholarships

- Fully-funded On-Campus Summer Residential Program



Contact Information


Please feel free to email us with any questions. We are eager to meet you!

Apply online: bit.ly/usdubapp

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