Upward Bound Math & Science

Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) is a year-round pre-college program for 9-12 grade students to help them realize their potential to excel in math & science; expose them to STEM majors and careers; and encourage students to pursue college degrees in these fields. UBMS students must be a first-generation college student or meet income eligibility guidelines. UBMS is funded through the US Department of Education and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. All services are FREE!

Services provided by UBMS include:
  • Tutoring
  • Individualized Academic Advising
  • Career Exploration
  • College Admissions information and application assistance
  • Financial aid and scholarship information and application assistance
  • Academic, Study and Professional Skills Workshops
  • College Campus Visits
  • Cultural Activities
  • Mandatory 6-Week Summer Program
  • Parent Workshops
  • Bi-Weekly Stipends for Participants – Not only are all services FREE, but participants can also earn up to $40 a month during the academic year and $60 a month during the summer months.

Program Components

Academic School Year

  • Students attend after school tutoring on the UWM campus at least two days a week.
  • Attend scheduled meetings with UBMS advisors to discuss students’ academic performance.
  • Other scheduled academic enrichment workshops and cultural activities.

Summer Program

  • Students attend classes, tutoring sessions, academic workshops, and educational and cultural activities.

Eligibility

Students must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident
  • Have a household income that meets low-income guidelines established annually by the federal government
  • Be a potential first-generation college graduate; students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) did not graduate from a four-year college or university
  • Be in high school (grades 9-12)
  • Want to go to college after high school graduation
  • Attend a target school or live in the target area
  • Target schools are: Bay View High School, Casimir Pulaski High School, Milwaukee Marshall High School, Reagan IB High School, Riverside International High School, and Rufus King International High School
  • The target area is:
    Target Area map

Preferences given to students:

  • In 9th and 10th grade
  • With a strong interest in math, science or engineering
  • Who attend Rufus King International High School, Bay View High School, Riverside International High School, Reagan IB High School, Casimir Pulaski High School and Milwaukee Marshall High School
  • Who plan to remain in the program through graduation from high school
  • Who participate in the fall and spring tutoring twice a week
  • Who participate in and complete the six week summer program each year
  • Who attend all workshops, college visits, academic and social activities

How to Apply

To apply to the Upward Bound Math & Science program please download the form below, complete it digitally, and send it back using our online Application Submission.

Staff

Kari Brownholland
Director
414-229-4433
karibh@uwm.edu

Brandy Williams
Academic Advisor
414-229-3954
willi628@uwm.edu

Contact Us

Telephone: 414-229-4434
Fax: 414-229-3643

Office Location:

Mitchell Hall, Suite 205
3203 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Mailing Address:

Upward Bound Math and Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413