TRIO UB Recruit Newsletter - 11/6
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November 6, 2021
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TRIO Upward Bound (UB) is a pre-college program that assists high school students in completing high school and pursuing and completing post-secondary education. UB teaches students about college entrance exams, college choices, preparing for college while still in high school, and so much more.

TRIO UB offers a wide range of services that help students gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to successfully graduate high school.

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The fourth of five recruitment meetings is this Saturday! 

If you have any parts of your application completed you can bring them this Saturday! The staff can go through it and be sure everything looks good before the deadline. 
When: Saturday, November 6

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:05 PM

Location: General Academic Building (GAB)
                 225 S. Avenue B, 
                 Denton, TX 76201
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Students will go to the ground floor in the General Academic Building (red square around). The ground floor is accessible through the stairs located on the side of the building (where the black arrow is pointing at). Parents should drop students off at the intersection of S. Ave B and W. Mulberry St. (highlighted in yellow). This will also be where parents will pick up students after each meeting. 

Parent Day

Date: Saturday, November 6th 
Time: 1:15 PM -2:00 PM

Parents are invited to come to the UNT campus to get to know the TRIO Upward Bound program! This will give them an opportunity to understand the commitment needed and ask questions. This is also a great time for parents and students to get clarification about anything concerning the application. 
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Parents can park in Lot 7, circled in red, (up the street from the General Academic Building [GAB], circled in yellow). Parents can also put "UNT lot 7, denton tx" in the GPS and be taken right to the location. 

Full Recruitment Schedule 

November 6 / Saturday Academic Meeting & Parent Day

November 13 / Saturday Academic Meeting

Mid-December / Acceptance Letters 

T-Mobile Internet Access

Project 10Million’s Direct to Parent/Guardian program provides internet access to eligible families that have a student enrolled in the National School Lunch program. Approved families receive 100GB of mobile data per year for 5 years and a FREE mobile hotspot, plus the opportunity to purchase devices at a low cost.

Advice from Staff

"If you could give one piece of advice to recruits what would it be?"


From Tori:

"Behave as you would if you are already in. That way, if you're rocking it, we know you'll rock it in the future. So maybe who you are in recruitment is who we need to see if you're accepted to UB. Don't wow us now and then underperform later."

From Eva Silvia:

"Make sure you participate and stay off your phones during class."

From Martika: 

"If you know you do not have a strong application (maybe you are just not good at essays or your grades haven't been the best) utilize the in-person sessions as a way to be unforgettable. Be sure at least one staff person really knows you because that can help make up for the application." 
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Saturday Academic Meeting


225 South Avenue B, Denton, TX 76201, USA


Opportunity for prospective students to see if TRIO Upward Bound is the right fit for them.

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There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you. Just one? That's it? "But, I'm amazing," you say. We hear you, and we know that it's tough to narrow down your awesomeness into one measly reason.

So, inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heartstrings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.

Need a number one reason to apply? How about the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship? Our Top Ten List Scholarship can only have one winner, so start narrowing down your own list and apply today!


 - Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.
 - Must be a legal U.S. resident.
 - Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
 - This award is for U.S. students.


"Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship." (250 words or less)

The Top Ten List Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around.
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Interview Tips

1. Be sure you pay attention to each member's name and use that information throughout the interview. 
2. Don't give short, two-word responses. Always try to expand on your answers. 
3. Ask at least one question at the end of the interview (this shows interest). 
4. You're amazing so be sure to make sure they know that. Don't downplay your accomplishments and wins! 
5. Be honest. 
6. At the end of the interview thank them for their time.
7. Understand your abilities and why you want to be a part of the program.

Bring a Friend 

If you have a friend that is interested in the program but did not attend the informational presentation at your high school, bring them! Students do not have to attend the presentation to come to the Saturday meetings. Saturday Meetings are open to any and every student that is interested in TRIO Upward Bound. 


We know joining a new program can be overwhelming at times. You are taking on a lot of information quickly while also trying to make a good impression on the staff and current UB members. If you ever have a question or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask us. We are here to help you understand our program. If you do not want to ask your question out loud either come up to us or send us an email.


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