Marian University Upward Bound Grant award renewed by U.S. Department of Education

September 12, 2017

Marian University’s Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program has been renewed for five years with grant of nearly $1.32 million from the U.S Department of Education. This grant will allow the University to continue to prepare high school students for a college education, with emphasis on the fields of mathematics and science.

The UBMS program is designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school. It  offers services in five areas: academic support and achievement; college enrollment planning; career exploration; financial education; and personal development. Participants will engage in STEM-based collaborative hands-on activities that foster the development of technical and intellectual maturity needed in college and professional settings.

The UBMS program will select 62 students from the Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac school districts annually. Participants are students who have a willingness to explore the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The high school student must be first-generation, college-bound and financially qualified as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. The program will ensure that participants are well-prepared for a successful college experience and careers in the fields of mathematics and science.

“The UBMS program at Marian assists in developing a new generation of leaders who are well-educated in the areas of STEM” said Garry Moise, program director at Marian University. “The reality is, our communities need qualified employees. UBMS builds a solid foundation, assisting in meeting the needs of tomorrow’s workforce.”

The UBMS program is managed by a team of faculty and staff from Marian University, as well as the school districts of Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac. The UBMS philosophy pairs well with Marian’s commitment to the community, and to its mission and core values.  Program offices are located on Marian’s campus.

The UBMS program is one of eight programs funded under the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO programs. It is the sixth TRIO grant Marian University has received.

For more information on the UBMS program at Marian University, contact Garry Moise at trio.ubms@marianuniversity.edu or call 920.923.8630.