TRIO - Upward Bound

Guiding High School students to be successful college graduates & Future Leaders

Iowa Lakes Community College TRIO Upward Bound is a free college access program sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College.

We provide support and guidance to students to ensure success in high school as well as post-secondary education enrollment and graduations.

TRIO Upward Bound is a grant-funded program from the United States Department of Education. Upward Bound grant funding for the 2023-24 is $309,505.

TRIO Upward Bound provides 60 eligible 9th-12th grade students with services that support successful completion of high school and assist with post-secondary exploration and enrollment. TRIO Upward Bound is designed to educate students so that they can navigate the pursuit of higher education.

Meet our Staff

Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith
Upward Bound Manager
712-852-5367 | nsmith@iowalakes.edu
Emmetsburg Campus
Trevor Friesner
Trevor Friesner
Upward Bound Coordinator
712-852-5366 | tfriesner@iowalakes.edu
Emmetsburg Campus