Eligibility & Application


To be eligible for TRIO Upward Bound, participants must...

  • Be a first-generation student 
  • Meet the federal family low-income guidelines 
  • A desire to attend a post-secondary institution
  • Currently enrolled at Fort Dodge Senior High, Marshalltown High School, or Perry High School
  • Have completed the 8th grade
  • Be between the ages of 13 and 19
  • Have a need for academic support in order to pursue a program of postsecondary education
What is first-generation?

A first-generation college student is one whose parents have not completed a four-year college program.


Are you eligible?

Find the TRIO Upward Bound application below. If you need a copy mailed to you, please contact Darcie Sprouse at dsprouse@iastate.edu or (515) 294-3703