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TRIO Educational Talent Search and TRIO Upward Bound

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    College Carnival

    Boise School District held a College Carnival for Kids at Whitney Elementary and the Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The goal - to raise awareness among elementary school students that you're never too young to prepare for post-secondary success. The event was put on by the Boise State University TRIO Upward Bound summer program.

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    Upward Bound Makes the News

Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium Comes to Boise State University

Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium logoIt is with great excitement we share with you that the Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium (HYS) 2019 will be on August 3 – 4, 2019 at Boise State University!

The Idaho HYS 2019 student online application is NOW open: Students are encouraged to write their essay before starting their online application. Incomplete student applications will not be reviewed/accepted. The essay question is: What does graduating from college mean to you?

Review the following key dates and information:

    • Event Date and Location: August 3 – 4, 2019 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.
    • Applications are open to the 2020 graduating class (current juniors).
    • Application deadline: The student application final deadline is Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (MST).
    • Selected students will be notified no later than Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
    • Selected students will be required to submit waivers/forms and payment to confirm attendance (TRIO ETS students, please see your Educational Specialist for possible fee waivers).

TRIO Day at Caldwell High School

Photo of Maggie Alcaraz and Mayor Nancolas holding TRIO Day awards

TRIO Upward Bound and Caldwell High School honors Maggie Alcaraz (left) and Caldwell Mayor Nancolas (right) with award.

Caldwell High School celebrates our first TRIO Upward Bound Day! We honored two amazing people: Mayor Nancolas and CHS Grad, Upward Bound Alum and NNU Grad Maggie Alcaraz. Thanks Mr. Engler for making this happen. Great job students for organizing and running the entire program. Thanks to the CHS teachers who came to support this amazing program.


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TRIO Educational Talent Search at Boise State Science & Engineering Festival

A photo of people mingling around a model of an Apollo Rocket.

A model of the Apollo Rocket on display at Boise State Science & Engineering Fair

52 students from the TRIO Educational Talent Search program attended the Boise State University Science and Engineering Festival at Boise State University on February 2nd. Students spent the day learning about the many ways science affects our daily lives. Chemistry, space exploration, art, and robotics were some of the most talked about activities. Our TRIO scholars interacted with faculty, staff and students and toured campus in between workshops. Warm lunch at the Boise River Cafe provided more opportunities for getting to know TRIO friends from other schools. The TRIO family had a blast! Thank you College of Engineering for being an excellent host!

TRIO Educational Talent Search Upcoming Spring Events

Mark your calendars for the following TRIO Educational Talent Search activities and events:

  • University of Idaho Law School
    Offering varies by school
  • SAT/ACT Day
    March 9
    All juniors/selected sophomores
  • UofI, WSU, and NIC College Tour
    March 19-20
    Boise School District sophomores and juniors
  • Utah/Idaho Spring Break Trip
    March 27-29 – Non-BSD Spring Break
    Non-BSD sophomores and juniors
  • South Jr. High College Exploration Day
    April 12 at Boise State University
    ETS Students from South Jr. High School
  • Bronco Day
    April 6
    All ETS students and family
  • CSI Open House
    April 25
    All ETS students
  • New Student Orientation
    May 4
    All new spring recruits
  • CSI Challenge Course
    June or August
    All ETS students

Event dates and times are subject to change. Check with your specialist for details about each activity or event.  Click on the link to download the 2019 Spring Events flyer.