TRIO UB Recruit Newsletter - 10/23
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October 9, 2021
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TRIO Upward Bound (UB) is a pre-college program that not only assists high school students in completing high school but also pursue 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.

The third 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, October 23

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. 
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Helpful Tips for Your Essay

1. A paragraph typically consists of at least three sentences, however, it might be better to add a little more. Say more, not less. 
2. Be sure you or someone you trust reads over your work after you are finished. 
3. Allow your word processor program to do a spell- and grammar check. (Grammarly is a great program to have on your computer for this as well.)
4. Address each question in your essay, even if you feel you do not have much to say on that topic. 
5. For question three, think about what you do best. Are you a very social person? If so, you could be great at talking about the program to your peers or underclassmen. 
6. Be sure you follow the font instructions. A lot of word processor programs do not default to the requested font so you will need to change it before submitting/printing your paper. 
7. If you need help do not be afraid/nervous to ask the staff or current students! 

Full Recruitment Schedule 

October 23 / Saturday Academic Meeting

November 6 / Saturday Academic Meeting

November 13 / Saturday Academic Meeting

Mid-December / Acceptance Letters 
When we receive a recommendation form, we will be sure to send you an email informing you that we have it. This way you know if the recommendation letters have been completed.

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. 

Helpful Tips to Standout

1. Talk to the members! 
2. Participate in the activities. 
3. Greet the staff or make small talk with them. This helps you make a positive impact on the staff so they remember who you are. 
4. When it comes to peer interviews, take those interviews seriously. This is when students really form opinions. 
5. Follow instructions even if it means you may be split up from your friends. It's important that the staff see that you are okay getting out of your comfort zone. 
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Eligibility Verification for Application 

In your application packet, you received a document called "Eligibility Verification". This form, asks your parents to write their Taxable Income. This information can be found from their tax return on Form 1040 (shown above). This is not how much money your parents make a year! If your parents are unsure please feel free to share our email or phone number so they can contact us! Or, we can help answer this when they come to the Parent Meeting in November. 
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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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Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you‘d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!

Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you‘d hide, and the top-five things you‘d bring to stay alive.

We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?


 - 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.


"Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you‘d hide and the top-five things you‘d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)

The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around.
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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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