TRIO Program

TRiO programs at Philander Smith College are programs 100% federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are designed to generate the skills and motivation needed for success in both high school and post-secondary education. At Philander Smith, these programs include the Upward Bound Classic Program (Grades 9-12).

TRiO Office: (501) 370-5380      TRiO Office Fax: (501) 370-5396

Upward Bound Classic

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post secondary education.

Services Provided by the Program Include:

    * Summer programs of ACT prep and tutoring in all subjects;
    * Year-round counseling, tutoring and academic advisement;
    * Exposure to College faculty and facilities;

If you are interested in pursuing a college degree after you finish high school, Upward Bound Classic may be for you; however you must make serious commitment to the UB Program.


Consuelo Whitney
Program Director

(501) 370-5210 (direct)
(501) 370-5380 (main)

LaShunna Stovall
Administrative Assistant

501-370-5380 (main)