Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Upward Bound Math and Science-Rural


This selective program is sponsored by a grant through the U.S. Department of Education. The focus of this program is to identify and select eligible students who meet income guidelines and/or are first generation high school students. Eligible students must show a high interest and involvement in the math and science fields and the secondary school level to be considered for selection. Students are offered the opportunity to experience college life, enhance talents and skills related to their interests in math and science, and prepare for post-secondary education.

Program Objectives

To increase the number of first generation or economically disadvantaged college students enrolling in institutions of higher education to:

  • Achieve substantial math, science, and computer literacy skills.
  • Declare math, science, computer science, or engineering as a major when enrolling in the college of their choice.
  • Receive bachelor degrees in math, science, computer science, or engineering.
  • Enter career fields requiring substantial high level preparation in math, science, computer science, or engineering.

The objectives of this program are met through participation in a variety of services. These services are offered during the summer components and academic year follow-up sessions.

  • Tutoring
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Career and Personal Counseling
  • Academic Skills
  • Test-taking Skills
  • Parent Involvement
  • College Admissions/Financial Aid
  • Course Selection for Academic Year
  • Standardized Tests
  • Mentoring Program
  • Intensive Math & Science Instruction
  • Seminars/Workshops

  • Six week residential program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Simulated college environment
  • Intensive instruction in math, science and technical writing
  • Mentor program with University faculty and faculty assistants
  • Tutoring and counseling services
  • Strengthen academic and social skill

  • First generation college bound student (neither natural parent has a Bachelor degree)
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Demonstrates academic potential and/or need for services
  • Students must have completed the 8th grade
  • Be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th grade or 12th grade
Target Schools:
  • Ben Bolt High School (Ben Bolt, Texas)
  • Robstown Early College High School (Robstown, Texas)
  • Premont Early College High School (Premont, Texas)

The application form can also be downloaded from the link provided below and sent via e-mail, mail, or delivered in person.

Download Application

Upward Bound Math and Science-Rural