The Stark State College Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) Academy has been awarded a continuation grant of more than $1.3 million by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Stark State College Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) Academy has been awarded a continuation grant of more than $1.3 million by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant gives the Academy $262,500 per year for five years.
UBMS is a federal program designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating first-generation college students, helping them achieve academic success in high school, enter post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math programs upon graduation, and complete their higher education.
Currently, 65 income-eligible students in grades nine through 12 at Timken, McKinley and Early College high schools are involved in the year-round program at Stark State, which includes six weeks in summer college-level science labs, faculty mentoring and academic support.
UBMS provides comprehensive pre-college services including intensive instruction in math and science, after-school tutoring, preparation for college entrance exams and information on financial aid programs and scholarships. Students also have access to Stark State’s labs, computer facilities and faculty.
The Upward Bound Math-Science program now is enrolling ninth and 10th grade students. For more information and a program application, contact Kendra Preer, Ph.D., director of Stark State’s UBMS Academy, at 330-494-6170, Ext. 4174 or visit www.starkstate.edu/ubms.