TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science

TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science

TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) is a year-round college readiness program designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating high school students.

The program aims to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and encourage them to pursue college degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Participants of TRIO UBMS attend all functions and activities at no cost to them.

TRIO UBMS is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

To be eligible for TRIO Upward Bound, participants must:

  • Be a first-generation student* OR
  • Meet the federal family low-income guidelines
  • Have the desire to attend a post-secondary institution
  • Have a need for academic support
  • Be currently enrolled at Washington High School or Midland High School in grades 9-12 or accepted after completing 8th grade
  • Be between the ages of 13 and 19


*A first-generation college student is one whose parents have not completed a four-year college program.

Find the TRIO UBMS application below.

If you need a copy mailed to you, contact John Hebrink at or call 319-693-2820.

Upward Bound UBMS Application (English)

TRIO UBMS offers the following services to program participants:

  • Science and Math-centered field trips coupled with fun activities
  • A 6-week summer academy with two weeks in a college residence hall
  • A no-cost Kirkwood summer course for rising Juniors and Seniors
  • Rigorous academic skills development through class instruction and tutoring
  • Student advising and exposure to STEM
  • Career and college major exploration, specifically within STEM fields
  • Financial Literacy workshops and activities
  • ACT Prep-College entrance exam preparation
  • Assistance in accessing financial aid opportunities via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and scholarships
  • Development of interpersonal and life skills
  • Parent/Family engagement via workshops and resources surrounding financial literacy, preparing to have a child in college, general information about attending college, etc.

Contact Us

John Hebrink
Director, TRIO UBMS

319-398-7156 (office)

319-693-2820 (cell)