Cliff McNish-TRiO Upward Bound Program

Feb 4, 2016

Upward Bound students Rachel Torres, right, and Theresa Enriquez chat outside Corbett Center. (photo by Darren Phillips)
  TRiO Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Program at New Mexico State University is a federally funded program serving eight-seven (87) participants from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden Independent School District.

Upward Bound Mission

The mission of the NMSU TRIO Upward Bound Program is to assist participants to successfully complete their secondary education while preparing participants for entry into and graduation from a four-year institution of higher education.

Upward Bound Purpose

The NMSU TRiO Upward Bound Program, federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, prepares high school students for successful entry into, retention in and completion of a four-year college degree. Participants learn skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education.


The NMSU TRiO Upward Bound Program is located in Hardman Hall Room 201.

New Mexico State University
Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology
MSC 3CEP, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
(575) 646-5732

The New Mexico State University Upward Bound Program is 100% funded through a grant by the U.S. Department of Education.

The New Mexico State University Upward Bound Program participates in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). This program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the New Mexico Children, You and Families Department.  The meal site has been qualified for SFSP participation based on the programs entrance requirements. 

Click on the links below for the Summer Food Service Program Income Eligibility Standards form and (USDA) Summer Food Service Program nondiscrimination statement.


Information from NMSU