Trio Upward Bound

Preparing high school students for a collegiate future.

Making sure you are prepped and prepared to enter college before you finish high school is the purpose of TRIO Upward Bound. As a participant in the program, you will be provided with opportunities to strengthen your academic skills so you will graduate with flying colors and be successful at the college level and in higher education pursuits beyond. Since 2007, TRIO Upward Bound has served high school students from low-income homes and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. We have targeted our federal grant funding to prepare students from Basic Academy of International Studies and Chaparral, Eldorado, and Sunrise Mountain High Schools to BE UPWARD BOUND.


  • Saturday Classes
  • Summer College Preparation Academy
  • Academic Advising
  • After School Tutoring
  • Informative Workshops
  • Career Guidance
  • College/Cultural Tours
  • Mentoring
  • Parent Workshops and Activities
  • Assistance with College Applications
  • Assistance with the FASFA and Scholarship Searches

Interested in joining TRIO Upward Bound? Let us know!



Who can apply?

Parents & guardians play an important role

Assistance for the transition to college



TRIO Student Support Services

We are here to help our students get from orientation to graduation & alleviate the rigors of higher education.

Student Support Services provides students with the necessary tools to adjust to the demands of a college environment. TRIO SSS is funded by the department of education to help students who are low-income, first generation and/or have a disability. It is a holistic program to help you reach graduation.

Who Is Eligible?

In accordance with federal regulations, a student must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for program services:

  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Nevada State as an undergraduate student
  • First-generation college students, meaning neither parent has a four-year college degree
  • Low-income college students as outlined by the Department of Education criteria
  • Students with a documented disability
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Services We Provide

  • Academic Advising
  • Skill- building workshops
  • Career and professional development
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance
  • Grant- Aid (exclusive scholarship for TRIO SSS participants)
  • Tutoring
  • Advocacy and support by staff
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Free printing
  • Book loan library (Free textbook rental)

Scholarships Offered

  • Grant in Aid

Interested in joining TRIO SSS? Let us know!



Lakiasha Hollingsworth, Director
P: 702-992-2552

Ivana Hernandez, Advisor
P: 702-992-2553




Join Nepantla

Priority Deadline: March 20, 2023

The Nepantla Program is a competitive four-year commitment dedicated to empower first-generation college students through mentorship, academic skills, access to resources, community building, and professional success through self-discovery.

Our Principles of Self-Exploration and Empowerment

  • Purpose
  • Solidarity
  • Grit

Who Can Apply to Nepantla?

Any Clark County high school senior or graduate who will be a first time, full-time freshman at Nevada State College and who identifies as a first generation college student.

2023 Summer Bridge

June 26 – August 4, 2023



NEPANTLA is made possible through funding by The Rogers Foundation.

The Rogers Foundation logo, which reads "Transforming Lives Through Arts & Education".