TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a program that provides support and guidance to eligible students during their time at Sandburg. The goal of the program is to help participants graduate from Sandburg and transfer to a four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Sandburg has hosted a TRIO SSS program since 1997.


TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound, a federal grant program, was originally developed from the Educational Opportunity Act of 1964. Created as a result of the War on Poverty, TRIO Upward Bound helps increase the success of low-income students in post-secondary education. Carl Sandburg College received its first TRIO Upward Bound grant in the fall of 1999. Beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, the Sandburg TRIO Upward Bound program entered its fifth grant cycle.

TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science

The Upward Bound Math-Science program helps prepare first-generation and income-eligible college-bound students for success in higher education. The goal of Upward Bound Math-Science is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in those fields. Carl Sandburg College received its first TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science grant in the 2017-2018 academic year.