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 low-income and first generation college students traditionally underrepresented 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.
  • Receive potential to achieve a Ph.D. 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

In order to be eligible for the Upward Bound Math and Science-Rural Program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be officially enrolled in school and at current grade level
  • A legal resident of Texas
  • Meet current income & fist generation guidelines
  • Strong interest in math and science
  • Be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th, grade (Enrolled at target schools)
Target Schools:
  • 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