Students are required to be present at all UBMS sponsored events. If I student fails to attend any event or fails to complete their reflection, they will not be eligible to receive a stipend. If for some reason a student needs to miss an event, communication with the UBMS Staff so we can help students make alternate arrangements.

Provided a student meets all attendance and reflection requirements, they will be paid $40 a month during the school year and $60 for the entire summer session. UBMS cannot exceed those amounts and cannot retroactively award stipends (this means that if a student misses a stipend, they cannot make it up the following month).

Students will not be paid during the first 90 days in the program. This time is considered a “probationary period.” Provided all requirements are met during that time, students will receive all stipends owed for that period.

Monthly Reflections

Students must provide a monthly reflection,as a way of validating their participation in program activities and events.Reflections should be typed in 11 point Calibri Font, double-spaced, and fill 2-pages with standard one inch margins on the sides, top, and bottom. Reflections must be submitted at the end of every month during the academic year (September – May) and one following the 6-week summer session the end of July. Each monthly reflection will be based on the most significant learning experience(s) over the course of that period.

Monthly reflections will address the following questions:

  1. What happened?
  2. Why was it important?
  3. How does it affect me as a learner?

If you need additional assistance with writing your paper, please contact program staff, see one of our English tutors, or follow the suggestions in this document.

Reflections may be turned in any day following the last session or activity of the month, but due no later than the first Monday of the following month. If a student fails to complete their reflection to a satisfactory degree, their stipend may be withheld.

Stipends will be made available on a monthly basis.

Journals will be due: Stipend checks will be available:
January 9th 13th
February 6th 10th
March 6th 10th
April 10th 14th
May 8th 12th

For every 24 period after a reflection is due, $5.00 will be deducted from stipend checks. This means that if a paper is due on 1/2/17 at 4:30 p.m. and it isn’t turned in until 5:00 p.m., $5.00 will be deducted from that month’s stipend.

For every event, program, program staff appointment, or tutoring session missed (without prior notification) and not made up $5.00 will be deducted from stipend checks.

If a student does not attend any events or tutoring sessions in a month, they will only be able to receive a portion of their check ($20 provided they write their paper) unless otherwise arranged with the program.

When stipend checks are distributed, if any deductions must be made, a summary of why those deductions were made will be included with the check. Stipends awarded for late papers may be delayed one month.