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Pasadena City College Upward Bound Math & Science

  • Esmeralda Martinez
  • Alumni Scholarship Specialist
  • 5599253691

Program Description

Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) started at PCC in 1999 when we received our first grant to service Pasadena High, John Muir High, Blair High, Marshall, and Arroyo High School. In 2012, we received an additional UBMS grant to extend service to South El Monte and El Monte High Schools. Currently, we service 125 students from Pasadena Unified School District and El Monte Union High School District annually.

Upward Bound Math Science services high school students from the cities of Pasadena and El Monte who come from low-income and first generation backgrounds in order to assist them with strengthening their math and science skills. We help you recognize and develop your potential to excel in math and science and help encourage you to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately, pursue careers in the math and science professions.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Other
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 125
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 94%