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University of Nebraska- Lincoln Upward Bound Math and Science

  • University of Nebraska- Lincoln Upward Bound Math and Science
  • 501 N 14th Street
    220 Canfield Admin Building P.O. Box 880498
  • Lincoln, NE 68588
  • 402-472-2027

Program Description

The Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participants who have the ability and/or desire to enter a math/science field of post-secondary education. The Upward Bound Math Science Project provides support, motivation, and encouragement to stimulate each student's educational achievement and to prepare students for the pursuit of post-secondary education in Math, Science, or Technology related programs.

We provide services, which include a comprehensive summer program, with an intensive focus on math and science.

The linchpin of all our services is to create and make available opportunities to our participants in the realm of math and science. Our services are free to participants. In addition, they may receive a stipend for satisfactory participation. However, additional funds may be required from program participants for other extracurricular activities. Briefly, the list of services we offer include:

    • exposure to academic programs and cultural events
    • instruction in reading, writing, study skills
    • instruction in other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school
    • academic, financial, or personal counseling
    • tutorial services
    • mentoring programs
    • information on postsecondary education opportunities
    • assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
    • assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
    • information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
    • guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry or alternative education programs
    • guidance entry into general education development programs or postsecondary education

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Leadership development
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
    • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

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


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1)