To be eligible to participate in UBMS activities, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident;
  • Have completed the 8th grade at time of selection;
  • Be a 9th – 12th grade student entering or enrolled at either Fond du Lac High School or Horace Mann High School;
  • Have a cumulative or semester GPA of or above 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Be interested in pursuing a college degree in a science,technology, engineering or mathematics field; and

Additionally, eligible applicants must:

  • Be a potential first-generation college-bound student (neither supporting parent/guardian having earned a baccalaureate)

and/or

Proof of parent or legal guardian income is required with the completed application. A signed copy of a 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ tax return from 2012, a signed financial aid application, a signed statement from the student’s parent or legal guardian, or verification of family income from another governmental source maybe accepted to prove income eligibility.

Are you uncertain about your eligibility?

Very often students and/or parents mistakenly think they do not qualify for the UBMS Program. Parents, if you are uncertain whether your student meets the eligibility requirements, please arrange to speak with any of the UBMS team members. They are trained to help you determine full eligibility.

If you ultimately determine that you are ineligible for the program, please see our list of alternate programs.

Important Definitions According to Code of Federal Regulations: 34 CRF 645-6

Family taxable income means-
(1) With regard to a dependent student, the taxable income of the individual’s parents;
(2) With regard to a dependent student who is an orphan or ward of the court, no taxable income;
(3) With regard to an independent student, the taxable income of the student and his or her spouse.

Low-income individual means 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.

Potential first-generation college student means-
(1) An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate 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 degree.