Fall 2014 College Tour According to Travis Engles

The Fall 2014 College Tour took students to five universities in two states: Washington State (University of Washington and Seattle University) and Orgeon (Portland State University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University).  Upward Bound followed Travis Engles and his journey during this four day adventure.  How was your first time on a plane? I…

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Ivy League Dreams

Jocelyn, a senior of the Northwest Grant, was a finalist of the QuestBridge National College Match program and has been offered a scholarship package to Tufts University. Her scholarship package to Tufts University is $61,000/year ($244,000 total) and covers tuition, room and board, books and supplies, travel, personal expenses, and fees. Tufts is a highly…

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National TRiO Day Celebration

Nationally, TRiO Day was recognized Saturday, February 22, 2014 as a day of celebration, reflection and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students. TRiO Programs represent a range of federally funded support services designed to assist students with academic promise in overcoming the educational, financial and social challenges that impede college graduation.…

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Young Artist on the Rise

Kaysha, a senior from the Washoe Grant, was selected to participate in the Holland Project Stranger Art Show last November. This year represented the fourth annual celebration of the Holland Project’s event. Each year as part of this project, Holland (in partnership with the Nevada Museum of Art and Hug High School) pairs a local…

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Quinceañera Traditions

Jenny, a sophomore from the Upward Bound Truckee grant, recently celebrated her 15th birthday, recognized in the Hispanic culture as Quinceañera. For many Hispanic girls, the 15th birthday marks the most lavish celebration of their lives as it represents the passage from youth into womanhood. As a tradition, this celebration will include a special mass…

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

Alexa, a junior in our Northwest Grant, embodies the term student-athlete. She is a member of her high school’s track team and also participates in basketball and cheerleading. In addition to her talents in sports, Alexa also excels in the classroom truly showcasing her ability to balance academics and athletics. She shares her experience as…