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Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound Math-Science

Program Description

Upward Bound Math-Science is a federally funded TRIO grant originally developed from the Educational Opportunity Act of 1964. Upward Bound Math-Science is designed to increase the success of income-eligible students in post-secondary education. Carl Sandburg College received its first TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science grant in the Fall of 2017.

The program, which serves Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg, Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, and ROWVA school districts in Knox and Warren Counties, is designed to help high school students excel in secondary and post-secondary education. The program serves 60 area high school students, grades 9-12 on an annual basis. Once a student has been selected to participate in the program, he or she will continue to receive Upward Bound Math-Science services throughout their high school career.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%