Upward Bound

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. Institutional Award   Program

Student Support Services

The TRIO program is one of five educational opportunity programs established by the U.S. Congress to help low-income and first generation Americans enter college, graduate, and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. Beginning in 1965, TRIO programs have been funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve students from middle school through… Read more »

Pre-Collegiate Programs

Students who have participated in the University of Colorado’s Pre-Collegiate Development Programs (PCDP) may meet qualifications similar to students who receive the Alliance High School Award. General information about the programs is found at https://www.cu.edu/office-academic-affairs/prospective-students/pre-collegiate-development-programs. The financial information is described in Institutional Award. Contact info The primary contact office is the Access Center and they have a… Read more »

KIPP Award

KIPP Colorado is a network of five free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in both college and life. KIPP Colorado’s mission is to equip our students with the academic skills and character strengths necessary to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. Our vision is… Read more »

GEAR UP Program

GEAR UP ( Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness of Undergraduate Programs) The GEAR UP program is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post secondary education. GEAR UP provides six- or seven-year grants to partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools and… Read more »

Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search program works with middle, and high school staff to help students attend college after graduation. Talent Search assists 6th-12th grade students by providing academic, career, college, and financial aid counseling. Talent Search programs are provided for free during the school day; approximately twice per month. Students are “school-excused” from class for about one… Read more »

College Track

Our mission is to empower students from under-served communities to graduate from college. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills… Read more »

Colorado Challenge

Colorado Challenge Higher Education’s mission is to provide access to high-quality, affordable education for all Colorado residents that is student-centered, quality driven and performance-based. CCHE’s primary “customers” are Colorado students and citizens. CCHE is committed to providing the best quality education at the best price with the best possible service for its customers. Program