St. Olaf TRIO Upward Bound

About St. Olaf TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program designed to help high school students get to college by providing academic and personal support and guidance. St. Olaf College Upward Bound students are from families below 150% of poverty and would be the first generation in their family to attend college.

St. Olaf Upward Bound has been hosted by the College since 1989.


Office Assistant

June 2018 Northfield, MN
“I liked how I got to meet students and interact with them in a safe environment and help impact their lives by helping them learn about college and higher education because most of the students come from low-income, first generational families and seeing their smiles was just awesome. In addition , working collaboratively alongside with the director of the program and my office co-workers was an amazing experience as it opened my eyes about what goes on in the program and makes me thank the program even more, especially when I use to be in the program.”

Dorm staff

June 2018 - July 2018 Northfield, MN
“—Gained experience worked with high school students which is helpful for my major —Had a place to live and food —Awesome coworkers and management —Fun activities”
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