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The West Virginia State University Upward Bound Math-Science  program  is designed to enhance the academic skills and preparation of high school students who have an interest in pursuing science, technology, engineering, or math as a major in college. 

The Upward Bound Math-Science program  serves fifty-six students from Kanawha and Logan County High Schools.

Reach for the Stars

The year round program will transition the students smoothly from academic year studies to the intensive summer curriculum and eventually college enrollment through the Bridge Component. The Academic Year Support program offers after-school tutorial assistance for six hours weekly and Saturday sessions during the academic year. Additional tutoring hours are available during the week and during Saturday sessions if needed.

Mission of the UBMS Program
  • Stimulate and sustain interest for study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) areas
  • Challenge students to perform to the best of their ability
  • Provide a unique residential, academic, exploratory, and hands-on experience
The Academic Year Component
September through May the academic-year sessions provides Kanawha and Logan county students an array of free program services such as:
  • Bi-weekly academic sessions and workshops
  • Research field trips
  • Weekly tutoring/homework assistance program
  • Community service       
  • Social and cultural events   
  • Campus visits and college tours
  • $40 monthly stipend
Summer Residential Component
Six-week residential component during the months of June and July, where students reside on the campus of West Virginia State University and take classes designed to strength their academic skills and knowledge. Classes and activities offered during this component include:
  • Math, English and science courses
  • ACT prep courses
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Research opportunities & presentations 
  • STEM College Tours
Interested students?
A  student should apply for to the program if they:
  • Are in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade
  • Have a 2.5 G.P.A
  • Have an interest in math or science
  • Attend a target high school or will attend a target: Saint Albans, Capital, Nitro, Sissonville, South Charleston, Logan or Chapmanville
  • Have an interest and enthusiasm for new, exciting experiences and friendships 
How to apply?
  • Contact your High School Guidance Counselor or call the Upward Bound Math Science office at West Virginia State University at (304) 766-3120. 
  • Download the Upward Bound Program Application and return to the:
Upward Bound Math Science Program
West Virginia State University
PO Box 1000
Sullivan Hall 223 East 
Institute, WV  25112 
Telephone:  (304) 766-3120  
Email:   ktolliver@wvstateu.edu
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