Where can I apply?
Applications are available at both high schools; for Horace Mann High School,
see Mrs. Heidi Aprill; for Fond du Lac High School, see Mrs. Jill Goebel or
Mrs. Laurice Snyder. You can also find our application form here.
Why do you need my tax information?
UBMS is a federally-funded program that requires proof of eligibility.
Personal information to prove eligibility is not forwarded or shared with
others. All information is completely confidential.
I live with only one of my parents, should I collect income information from
We only need taxable income information from the household who is claiming
you on their taxes. If your supporting parent has remarried, please include
information from your stepparent as well.
Once a student begins the program, does the student need to reapply each
Unless a student is remove or leaves the program, once a student is
accepted, they do not need to reapply to the program.
What does first generation mean?
(1) An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a
baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degree; or
(2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received
support from only one natural or adoptive parent and whose supporting parent
did not receive a baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degree.
What does low income mean?
An individual whose family taxable income did not exceed 150 percent of the
poverty level amount in the calendar year preceding the year in which the
individual initially participates in the project. The poverty level amount is
determined by using criteria of poverty established by the Bureau of the Census
of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
To determine if this applies to you please see this chart: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html
How many students are selected each year?
We are funded to serve 60 students in total from our target high schools.
For the fiscal year 2013-2014, we are funded to serve 57, but may serve more if
I don’t know my
school counselor, what should I do?
You can have them fill out the bottom portion of the form or you can have an
administrator, a student services staff member, or a former counselor fill it
out (including those from previous schools).