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College of St. Scholastica (Upward Bound Math & Science)

  • Amy Galarowicz
  • Director
  • 218-723-6760

Program Description

The College of St. Scholastica's Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Program has been successfully providing motivation and post-secondary preparatory support since 1995. Each year the UBMS Program works with 53 low-income, first-generation youth with the ability to achieve in math and science in Northeastern Minnesota. Current UBMS students come from regional high schools such as AlBrook, Carlton, Esko, Hermantown, Mesabi East, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Willow River, and Barnum.

Program services include: summer programs with intensive math and science training; year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; computer training; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students, who are serving as mentors; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 59
  • 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%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 86%