Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Upward Bound Math and Science


The Upward Bound Math and Science Program is committed to increasing high school graduation rates and to increasing competency in challenging subject matters in order to encourage more students to pursue programs that lead to rewarding careers in the fields of math and science.

This 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 are first-generation high school students. Eligible students must show a high interest and involvement in the math and science fields at 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: THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!

Program Objectives

To increase the number of first-generation and economically disadvantaged high school 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.

  • Academic Advisement
  • Academic Skill Enhancement
  • Career and Personal Counseling
  • College Admissions/Financial Aid
  • Course Selection for Academic Year
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Intensive Math/Science Instruction
  • Research/Mentoring Program
  • Parent Involvement
  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Social Events
  • Standardized Tests
  • Test-taking skills
  • Tutoring

  • Six Week Residential Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Simulated College Environment
  • Intensive Instruction in Math, Science & Technical Writing
  • Mentor Program with University Faculty and Faculty Assistants
  • Tutoring and Counseling Services
  • Strengthen Academic and Social Skills

  • 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
  • Alice High School (Alice, Texas)
  • H.M. King High School (Kingsville, Texas)
  • San Diego High School (San Diego, 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