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Four Corners Upward Bound Math and Science, Northern Arizona University

  • Four Corners Upward Bound Math and Science, Northern Arizona University
  • PO Box 6035
  • Flagstaff, AZ 86011
  • 928-699-1138
  • 1993
  • Mark Despain
  • Director
  • 928-699-1138

Program Description

Four Corners Upward Bound Math and Science serves 9th through 12th grade students who are low-income or first-generation college students from the following Arizona high schools: Coconino, Greyhills, Holbrook, Many Farms, Monument Valley, and Tuba City. Participants complete college-prep assignments by mail throughout the school year. Successful participants are invited to reside on the northern Arizona mountain campus for the 5 weeks and take classes 6 days a week for the summer component. Rising sophomores take Biotechnology and Latin/Greek, rising juniors take Chemistry, and rising seniors take Physics. All students also take Mathematics and English. The rising seniors also visit colleges for an additional week. Students are recruited during the 9th and 10th grade and are invited to return each year based on their performance.

Success Stories

Cody Jeff is enrolled at University of New Mexico majoring in astrophysics. He participated four years and attended three summers. He was selected as a Peer Mentor his third year and provided leadership to younger participants. He was awarded scholarships including receiving a computer

Services Provided

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


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 37
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Arizona State University-Tempe
  • Coconino Community College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Dine College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Mohave Community College
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Pima Community College
  • San Juan College
  • Southern Utah University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of New Mexico-Taos Campus
  • Utah State University
  • Yavapai College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 25%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 25%