The Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participants who have the ability and/or desire to enter a math/science field of post-secondary education. The Upward Bound Math Science Project provides support, motivation, and encouragement to stimulate each students educational achievement and to prepare students for the pursuit of post-secondary education in Math, Science, or Technology related programs.
Program services are free to participants. In addition, UBMS participants may receive a stipend for satisfactory participation. However, additional funds may be required from program participants for other extra-curricular activities.
UBMS provides support, motivation, and encouragement to stimulate each student's educational achievement and to prepare for the pursuit of post-secondary education in Math/Science.
UBMS Services include:
- Summer Program with intensity math & science training
- Participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students who are serving as mentors
- Educational services designed to improve financial and economic literacy
- Exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and science
- Instruction & tutorial assistance to improve mathematics, reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school
- Exposure to cultural events and other educational activities not unusually available to low-income youth
- Exploration of a range of career and college options
- Assistance in researching and selecting a post-secondary educational institution
- Assistance in completing college entrance, scholarship searches, and financial aid applications
- Preparation for college entrance exams
- Community-building opportunities
- Leadership enhancement
Criteria for Selecting Eligible Participants:
Participants must be:
- Ninth or tenth grade status and currently enrolled in Lincoln High, North Star, or Northeast
- Potential first-generation college students (neither parent has earned a bachelors degree) and/or meet federal guidelines for low income status
- Recommended by both a school official and a representative of the local neighboring community (church, social service agencies, community leaders, and youth sports program leaders)
- Demonstrate ability or motivation to enter a math or science field at a post-secondary education institution
- Have need for academic support, as determined by the grantee
- Demonstrated potential for academic success in a math or science field of study