Upward Bound Math & Science is a year round, college preparatory program (TRIO) funded by the Department of Education and sponsored by Fitchburg State University since 2017. The program stresses academic development, serving 60 high school students from Fitchburg and Leominster for the duration of their high school career and beyond. Eligibility is based on first generation college status, family income and academic motivation.
Upward Bound Math & Science Spring Tuesday Academic Sessions:
Students are expected to attend Upward Bound Math & Science Spring Tuesday Academic Sessions during the school year. These sessions offer workshops in English, Math, Science, and test preparation; and an opportunity to receive tutoring assistance from our staffed university tutors. All sessions will be held on the Fitchburg State University campus in Conlon Fine Arts. Guests are welcome to attend.
Summer Academy Residential Program:
All Upward Bound Math & Science students are eligible to attend the Program's 6-week Summer Academy Residential Program. The program gives students an opportunity to live on the Fitchburg State University campus and experience life as a college student. Students attend academic classes in the morning, participate in Experiential Learning and Research in the afternoon, are engaged in a variety of entertaining workshops in the evening and have the option of attending college visits and cultural trips on the weekend. The program is FREE to all Upward Bound Math & Science students.
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How to Apply
Students are eligible based on their family income and/or potential first college/university generation status.
For more information and an application, contact your school guidance counselor, agency director, and/or the Upward Bound office at Fitchburg State University, and download an application (PDF) and a Teacher Recommendation Form (PDF).