Purpose of Upward Bound Math & Science
The Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of UBMS is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.
- Academic instruction in math through pre-calculus, English, Foreign Languages, and science.
- Tutorial services in English, laboratory science (biology, chemistry, physics and research), Foreign Language (Spanish French or Arabic), math, and other high school courses at target schools.
- Academic advice and assistance in secondary school course selection.
- Personal, academic, educational, financial, social and career counseling.
- Exposure to a variety of colleges and universities with an emphasis in STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math), academic programs, as well as cultural events and other activities.
- Mentor programs involving FSU faculty, staff and students majoring in STEM fields and science.
- Supplementary academic skills workshops such as study skills, math anxiety, note taking and test taking skills.
- Exposure to STEM careers.
- Parent Institute resources to assist parents with school success.
- Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications.
- Assistance in preparing for the SAT/ACT and/or PSAT/PLAN.
- Six-week summer research program.
Upward Bound Math & Science Students . . .
- Attend weekly Saturday Academy instructional classes, tutorial sessions and academic support workshops during the academic year.
- Attend colleges, plays, musical productions and visit historical and cultural sites.
- Participate in and 6-week intensive summer program on the campus of Fayetteville State University.
- Participate in hands on simulation activities such as Robotics, Lego, Quest and science fairs.
Upward Bound Math & Science students are in the 9th-12th grades at the following schools:
- Douglas Byrd High School
- Westover High School
- Lumberton High School
There is no cost to students who participate in the Upward Bound Math/Science program.
Students accepted to the program receive free services and are expected to make a serious commitment to both post-secondary education and the Upward Bound Math & Science Program.
You should apply to the program and participate if:
- You will be in at least the 9th grade (students in the 8th grade may apply for admission but will not be admitted until they receive their final 8th grade report card)
- You have an interest in science, mathematics, engineering, or a related area STEM field
- You attend one of the target high schools: Douglas Byrd High and Westover High in Cumberland County or Lumberton High in Robeson County
- You are a potential first generation college students and/or students who receive free/reduced lunch.
- You plan on continuing your education after high school at a four-year college
- You are willing to participate in all aspects of the Upward Bound Math & Science Program
How do I apply to the Upward Bound Math & Science program?
Students must complete a program application and submit the following:
- Copy of Parent(s) or Guardian(s) 1040/1040A Income Tax Form (most recent copy)
- Release Form
- Two (2) recommendation forms
- High school transcript
This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.