Mercer TRiO Upward Bound Program Now Accepting Applications!

Attention all rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from Trenton: Apply for the Mercer TRiO Upward Bound Program 

What is Mercer TRiO Upward Bound?

Mercer TRiO Upward Bound offers academic instruction, counseling, and cultural enrichment activities to help you develop the skills you need for college or trade school. Enjoy hands-on classes and career simulations, as well as innovative and fun workshops that will help you reach your leadership potential!

  • Due to COVID-19, the program’s services will be offered ONLINE for the 2020-21 school year. 
  • The program provides services including after school tutoring, academic counseling, summer enrichment opportunities, fee waivers for the SAT and ACT, and LOTS more!
  • Participants learn to research the vast field of careers, select a major, and navigate any college campus. 

Ready to Apply?
Submit your application online and program staff will contact you regarding next steps. 

Application Deadline
The application deadline is Friday, December 11, 2020, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Don’t wait – apply today!

Questions about Upward Bound? Please email or

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Michelle Lawlor

Michelle Lawlor, Marketing and Communications Associate, spearheads Foundation Academies’ marketing and communication efforts. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Multimedia Communications from Rider University.