Who is eligible?

As a federally funded TRIO program, the Upward Bound Math/Science program was created to assist high school students who come from a low-income family (as defined by federal guidelines) and/or who have parents/guardians who have not received a four-year college degree. To see if your family qualifies as low income, go to: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html.

Students attending (or slated to feed into) the following target high schools in the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grades are eligible to apply:

  • DELAWARE–Christiana, Dover, McKean, Seaford, Smyrna, Sussex Central
  • MARYLAND–Elkton, North East

Students who do not attend one of our target schools may also be eligible if they reside within the following target areas: New Castle & Kent County, Delaware and Cecil County, Maryland.

Check out the recruiting presentation we give in our target schools!

How will UBMS help me?

  • Academic Support
  • SAT Preparation Classes
  • College Admissions Process
  • Financial Aid Information
  • College Tours and Cultural Trips
  • College Application Fee Waivers



Summer Program
The goals for the UBMS summer program include increasing students’ academic skills, social interactions and desire to succeed in school, within the structure of a close-knit community. Students have daily classes in English, Latin, math, and science. Class size is small and taught by an experienced teacher who is assisted by a resident assistant (RA)/tutor. RA/tutors facilitate evening study hours, as well.

The Academic Year
During the academic year, we provide a number of workshops that reinforce our work with participants in preparing for college. Among these are our study skills series, workshops on finding financial aid, the college admissions process, career trips, and college visits. We hold workshops each month, and one to two college tours are offered each semester.

What is the Cost?
It costs participants NOTHING to attend the academic year or summer component activities. Covered expenses include round-trip transportation to and from home, housing, meals and field trips. In addition, a weekly stipend is given for student participation in all activities during the summer component and monthly during the academic year.

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