Upward Bound I Program
2019-2020 Academic Component

The Upward Bound I Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Academic Component.  During this phase, students meet on seventeen (17) selected Saturdays between September and April on the campus of Tougaloo College. Activities include academic classes in the basic skill areas of tutoring, counseling, and cultural enrichment activities. Participants must have an academic need, fall within the economic or first generation guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education and meet other specific program requirements.  The Upward Bound I Program provides services to participants from the following high schools: Canton, Lanier, Jim Hill, Murrah, Forest Hill, Callaway, Wingfield, Provine, and Holmes County Central High Schools. For information contact: Lawanda Smith, Assistant Director at 601-977-7702 or lsmith2@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Upward Bound I Program please click on the following link by September 20, 2019: Upward Bound Student Intent Application

Upward Bound II Program
2019-2020 Academic Component

The Upward Bound II Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Academic Component.  During this phase, students meet on seventeen (17) selected Saturdays between September and April on the campus of Tougaloo College. Activities include academic classes in the basic skill areas of tutoring, counseling, and cultural enrichment activities. Participants must have an academic need, fall within the economic or first generation guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education and meet other specific program requirements.  The Upward Bound II Program provides services to O’Bannon, Yazoo City, South Delta and Simmons High Schools.  For more information contact:  Deidra Stewart, Assistant Director at 601-977-7747 or dstewart2@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Upward Bound II Program please click on the following link by September 20, 2019: Upward Bound Student Intent Application

Upward Bound Math & Science Program
2019-2020 Academic Component

The Upward Bound Math & Science Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Academic Component.  During this phase, students meet on sixteen (16) selected Saturdays between September and April on the campus of Tougaloo College.  The Upward Bound Math & Science Program is a federally funded pre-collegiate enrichment program designed to generate skills and motivation in the math and science areas for success in education beyond high school.  The program concentrates on high school students who have an academic need, fall either within the economic or first generation guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, have a desire to attend a post-secondary institution and would like to major in a math and/or science related discipline. Students are selected from the following target high schools and must meet the eligibility requirements: Wingfield, Callaway, Canton, Lanier, O’Bannon, Provine, Simmons, South Delta, and Yazoo City High Schools. Students who are accepted into the program will participate in a research component where they will gain exposure to the research process and its techniques. Also, they will be enrolled in math, science, English, foreign language.  For more information contact:  Shundra Jordan, Assistant Director at 601-977-7849 or sjordan@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Upward Bound Math & Science Program please click on the following link by September 20, 2019: Upward Bound Student Intent Application

For more information contact:  Shundra Jordan, Assistant Director at 601-977-7849 or sjordan@tougaloo.edu. To apply for the Upward Bound Math & Science Program please click on the following link by April 16, 2019: Upward Bound Student Intent Application

Educational Talent Search Program
June 3rd - July 5th, 2019

The Educational Talent Search Program will conduct a five-week summer mentoring camp for middle school students (grades 6th, 7th and 8th) from Blackburn, Hardy, Northwest and Nichols Middle Schools. The camp is designed to improve students’ academic performance and desires to pursue a postsecondary degree through the use of mentorship components fulfilled through the student’s interactions with mentors and Educational Talent Search staff. Participants will engage in math, science and language during morning sessions.  Participants will journal daily on a reflective topic (s) to engage students in self-reflection and meaningful discussion about personal and academic goals.  During the afternoon session, students will be mentored by Tougaloo College students and Upward Bound Summer Bridge students.  Participants will be provided an opportunity to participate in social connectedness activities to foster relationships such as college tours, visits to museums, skating, bowling, theme parks, and movies.  For more information contact:  Theresa B. Young, Assistant Director at 601-977-7851 or tyoung@tougaloo.edu.

For additional information, please feel free to contact Dr. Valvia M. Wilson, Director- Federal TRiO Programs at (601) 977-7878 or (601) 977-7786 or vwilson@tougaloo.edu or Chiquita Hampton, Associate Director-Federal TRiO Programs at (601)977-4475 or (601) 977-4473 or champton@tougaloo.edu.

Educational Opportunity Center

Is a program designed to assist adults with information about educational and career opportunities in Hinds, Madison, Leake, Warren and Yazoo counties. The Educational Opportunity Center helps qualified adults who desire to enter or continue a program of post secondary education by providing information on admission requirements and available financial aid. In conjunction with schools, agencies, and organizations in the target area, this program develops, publicizes and implements strategies that are designed to increase the probability of dropouts being re-admitted to secondary post secondary school.

Contact Information

We are here to help you. Feel free to call, email, visit, or write the Federal TRiO Programs at Tougaloo College.

Contact:

Valvia M. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director of the Federal TRiO Programs
  601-977-7844
  vwilson@tougaloo.edu

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Federal TRiO Programs
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174