With school starting for many students in the Fond du Lac area over the past few weeks, the Marian University Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Program has converted its offerings to a hybrid format to allow potential first generation college students and low income high school students to still access its offerings despite on-campus gatherings currently being limited to 10 or fewer people.
Marian University student mentors will meet with the high school students weekly via Microsoft Teams to provide advice on how to work toward entering college, as well as how to assimilate and make friends once there. Additional tutoring services for those needing extra help will remain available, as will the ability to interact with UBMS staff. Monthly webinars will also be held to cover topics that include:
- Academic support
- College enrollment planning
- Career exploration
- Financial education
- Personal development
Those interested must:
- Be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
- Have completed eighth grade at time of selection
- Be a 9th-12th grade student entering or enrolled at Fond du Lac High School or Horace Mann High School
- Have a cumulative or semester GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Be potential first generation college students with parents or guardians who have not completed a four-year degree
- Meet the income guidelines
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