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About Pierce College TRIO Upward Bound Legacy Scholars Program

TRIO Upward Bound Legacy Scholars is a federally funded program designed to empower students at Clover Park High School with the knowledge and skills they need to graduate from high school and to prepare and enroll for college. Our TRIO Upward Bound Legacy Scholars participate in academic, cultural, and social activities that build the skills to motivate, and the self-confidence needed to be successful in high school and beyond. Our programming is all year-round, with students participating in activities after school, weekend retreats, college visits over school breaks, and our six-week Summer Academy located on Pierce College’s Fort Steilacoom campus.

Who Is Eligible for TRIO Upward Bound Legacy Scholars?

TRIO Upward Bound Legacy Scholars staff selects 9th, 10th, and 11th graders enrolled at Clover Park High School with academic potential who would benefit from the opportunity to demonstrate their talents.

Additional eligibility requirements include:

  • Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Students must be first-generation college student (at least one parent has not earned a four-year college degree) and/or income eligible.
  • Students must be committed to attending college or university after graduating from high school.

Students who are accepted into Upward Bound remain until they graduate high school.

Request Information

If you have more questions about TRIO Upward Bound Legacy Scholars, we are here to help. Email Claudia at to get connected with program staff.