November 8, 2012
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University has been awarded a five-year, $1.25 million Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare high school students for a college education in the fields of mathematics and science.
The UBMS program is designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school. It will offer services such as academic tutoring, preparation for college entrance exams and information on federal student financial aid programs. Participants will experience hands-on activities and intensive instruction in mathematics and science.
The UBMS program will select 60 students from Fond du Lac High School and Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac annually. Participants will be students who have the desire to pursue an undergraduate degree in the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. They must be first generation college-bound and financially qualified as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. The program will ensure that participants are well-prepared for a successful college experience and careers in the fields of mathematics and science.
“The UBMS program at Marian assists in developing a new generation of future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians” said Garry Moise, program director at Marian University. “Students in the program will benefits from services ranging from, additional academic assistance, college preparation, financial literacy, and career planning. This is another great opportunity Marian has that inspires students to take part in lifelong learning experiences.”
The UBMS program will be managed by a team of faculty and staff from Marian University, Fond du Lac High School and Horace Mann High School. Program offices will be located on Marian’s campus.
The UBMS program is one of eight programs funded under the U.S. Department of Education’s TRiO programs. It is the third TRiO grant that Marian University has received since 2007.
For more information on the UBMS program at Marian University, contact Garry Moise at firstname.lastname@example.org call (920) 923-8621. [WSUR4]