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NMSU TRIO Upward Bound program accepting applications for fall, new summer collaboration established

New Mexico State University’s TRIO Upward Bound Gadsden Independent School District/Las Cruces Public Schools program is now accepting applications for 25 new high school participants from Gadsden, Santa Teresa, Mayfield, Las Cruces and Oñate High Schools.


“TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded program that helps eligible high school students develop the skills and motivation needed to successfully complete high school, and advance to and complete a college education,” said Rosa De La Torre-Burmeister, TRIO Upward Bound program director.

NMSU’s TRIO Upward Bound program is looking for students who want to attend college and earn a bachelor’s degree, are committed to attending all scheduled events, and will complete the assigned work, participate in activities and maintain a good attendance record.

To learn about the requirements for joining NMSU’s TRIO Upward Bound program visit http://trioub.nmsu.edu/application-information/ or contact the TRIO Upward Bound office at NMSU in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 128, 575-646-5732 or trioub@nmsu.edu.

In addition to providing academic year support, the Upward Bound program also offers a summer program called Aggie Academy.

This year, the Aggie Academy in collaboration with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and Doña Ana Community College partnered on a five-week course, DACC Summer Academy for ACT Prep and STEM-H Enrichment, from May 29 to June 29. Sixty-one TRIO Upward Bound students from GISD and LCPS participated in the new program and will be honored at an awards ceremony Friday, June 29, at BCOM.

De La Torre-Burmeister said the students were both nervous and excited for the new summer course, which will help prepare them for college.

“Students need to be introduced to college by being on campus and taught by professors, and they have all of that right at their fingertips, so they start understanding how rigorous this program will be,” she said.

To learn more about NMSU’s TRIO Upward Bound program visit http://trioub.nmsu.edu.