TRiO Upward Bound - Math and Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science Project at Palo Alto College is a free program for East Central High School students who are interested in STEM careers! UBMS provides up to 60 students per year with academic instruction, tutoring and advising; information on financial aid programs; assistance in completing financial aid applications; financial literacy; and support for applying for college enrollment. Participants will be provided support for their diverse academic and non-cognitive needs to ensure that they persist, succeed, and graduate from high school completing a rigorous secondary school program of study, enroll in college, and graduate with a college degree.

Program benefits include:

  • Opportunity to conduct research with faculty who are mathematicians and scientists in the field
  • Strengthen math and science skills
  • Guidance through the college enrollment process
  • Academic instruction in English, Science, Math, Foreign Language
  • Dual Credit enrollment assistance
  • College and career exploration

To be eligible to join:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an East Central High School student in grades 9-12
  • First generation college student and meet federal income guidelines

The program is funded through the United States Department of Education.

TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science Application TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science Interest Form



TRiO Upward Bound - Science Teacher Recommendation

TRiO Upward Bound - Math Teacher Recommendation

TRiO Upward Bound - Counselor Recommendation

TRiO Upward Bound - Student Recommendation


Contact Information: 

Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 132)


Dafney Bell
Project Director 

Leah Badillo
Senior Advisor