What is TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science
TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) is a college readiness program designed to assist college bound high school students develop the skills and motivations necessary to successfully pursue and complete a college education.

Who may apply?
Students may apply if they are in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade and attend one of our target schools (Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg,
Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, ROWVA). Applicants must be:
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; 
  • A first-generation college student (parents have not earned a four-year college degree); AND/OR
  • Is considered income-eligible based on family's taxable income for 2017.
How much does it cost?
All services and activities are provided FREE to participants and their parents/guardians.

What benefits does a student receive from participating in TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science?
TRIO UBMS offers academic services of tutoring, workshops, and college access advising designed to enhance student academic skills and achievement.  UBMS also offers weekly grade-specific academic sessions: 

SENIORS: Weekly meetings with UBMS advisor, college visits, help with college applications and essays, scholarship applications, and financial aid assistance.
JUNIORS: Weekly meetings with UBMS advisor, study skills, college visits, SAT prep workshops, SAT waivers, informative financial aid workshops, career and college exploration.
SOPHOMORES: Weekly meetings with UBMS advisor, study skills, college visits, financial aid informational meetings, career and college exploration.
FRESHMAN: Weekly meetings with UBMS advisor, study skills, college visits, cultural activities.

TRIO UBMS offers 5 weeks of academic summer services.  During this program students engage in: 
  • Skill improvement in English, math, science, foreign language, and more.
  • Cultural, social, and recreational activities designed to foster personal growth, build leadership skills, and broaden student awareness and appreciate of the world.

TRIO UBMS offers extra enrichment activities during the summer for specific grade levels: 
  • Graduating Seniors are given the opportunity to complete up to two college courses for credit (Summer Bridge).
  • Rising Seniors have the opportunity to complete a paid summer internship in a career field of their choice.
  • Rising Juniors and Sophomores participate in the 5 week program focusing on English, math, science, and foreign language.
  • All summer participants have the opportunity to attend a week long Summer Trip.


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We appreciate your interest in Upward Bound Math-Science.  Our applications will be available in February 2019.  All application materials are due to our office located on the Carl Sandburg College main campus.  

The Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound Math-Science Program is 100% funded in the amount of $275,155 by the US Department of Education.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Phone: 309-341-5228
Email: swoodard@sandburg.edu

Mailing Address:
Upward Bound Math-Science
Carl Sandburg College
Student Success Center
Building E, Office E 136
2400 Tom L. WIlson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401



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