Upward Bound DFS Car Wash

In November 2003, the staff members of the TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Southern Maine (USM) decided that not only should they be making ways to help students academically get to college but also financially. As a result Upward Bound at USM Dollars for Scholars was born.

Upward Bound at USM Dollars for Scholars is located in Gorham, ME and is a non-profit organization that provides scholarship opportunities to graduating participants of the USM TRIO Upward Bound Program, as well as, alum of the program. The TRIO Upward Bound Program serves a total of 127 students at 6 area high schools including; Biddeford, Bonny Eagle, Massabessic, Sacopee Valley, Sanford and Westbrook High Schools

Awarding scholarships to students is only possible with active volunteers who assist in fundraising efforts. 

Carole Collins' Futures Award: $2,400 Scholarship for TRIO Upward Bound at USM Alum application open through July 6, 2018