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New Mexico Tech 

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound (UB) is a program to help first-generation college and/or low-income high school students prepare for college.  Our goal is to make you a successful high school AND college student!  We are currently working with students from Albuquerque, Highland and West Mesa High Schools. 

The Upward Bound program is a federal TRiO program funded by the US Department of Education.  All TRiO programs are vested in the notion that all committed students deserve an opportunity of higher education (without regard to race, gender, national origin, or ADA status) regardless of their family’s economic resources and/or educational background.  

Program services & Activities:

To qualify for the program participants must: 

Once you are accepted into NMT-UB you are expected to attend both the school year and summer components.  During the school year, participants attend tutoring, meet with advisors, attend Saturday workshops and educational or cultural activities.  Summer program is held in Socorro for six weeks, Monday thru Friday attending daily classes and educational workshops.

TO APPLY ----Please click on link below to download the UB application. Once the appliaction is complete please fax it to 505-366-2522 or drop off/mail to the Upward Bound office:

New Mexico Tech
Upward Bound Office 
2808 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

English Application

Aplicacion en Español

Contact Information:

Frances Ortega - Program Director
Program Coordinator
505.366.2521 or fortega@admin.nmt.edu