Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UBMS Program Gearing Up for 2015 Summer Session

The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program at Marian University is preparing to host its third six-week summer college preparatory sessions for local high school students. The summer sessions will begin on Monday, June 22.

Marian’s UBMS program serves eligible students enrolled in either Fond du Lac or Horace Mann High Schools. It is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Education, with additional institutional support; which allows the program to provide its services at no cost to participants and families. The program operates during the academic year as well as the summer for a six-week period.  

As students come daily to the college campus, they  will participate in fun, hands-on, and interactive courses in the subjects of Mathematics, Chemistry, Business Technology, Spanish, Physics, Biology, and English. Various college preparation workshops and learning activities will be conducted by Fond du Lac area educators and several other professionals.  Other learning activities include college visits, business tours, and attending museums and other attractions. 

Overall, the program’s main features include after school tutoring, college financing, career exploration, college exploration, and personal development.  

The program is still accepting applications; particularly from local middle school students who will be graduating in June from 8th grade. Parents and students will find additional information on the program’s website: www.marianuniversity.edu/ubms. 

For additional information call (920) 923-8959 or send an email to trio.ubms@marianuniversity.edu.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Improving Academic Performance

When I ask UBMS students about their academic performance this school year, I receive a wide range of responses. Here is an article by educational innovator, Jed Applerouth, on some strategies that will help each high school student navigate the college preparation process.

This time of year is a busy one for high school students. 
  • Freshmen have started their high school journey and are learning how to handle higher-level classes. 
  • Sophomores are making their first forays into the world of APs. 
  • Many juniors are beginning to prepare for their SAT/ACT tests, maintain their current GPAs, compile their college lists, and deepen their involvement in clubs, sports, or service. 
  • And seniors are eyeing their checklist, seeking out those teacher recommendations, and polishing their college essays, not to mention making sure they finish their senior fall classes on a high note. 

In the face of such a barrage of responsibilities to juggle, what should receive the most attention? Click here to read more.

Biography of Jed Applerouth

Garry Moise
Program Director
Marian University • TRIO/Upward Bound Math and Science

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Financial Aid Night

Dear Parent of a High School Senior:

Whether your son or daughter has applied to, been accepted at, or still working on their applications to college(s), you will want to be sure to attend the Financial Aid Night at Fond du Lac High School in the PAC on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public – all school districts.

All UBMS Seniors will be required to attend Financial Aid Night and you, their parents, are strongly encouraged to attend with them. 

UBMS Juniors and their parents are strongly encourage to attend in order to gain early knowledge about FAFSA.

Financial aid representatives from Marian University, UW- Fond du Lac, and Moraine Park Technical College will be presenting.  One-on-one time with representatives, tips for loans and scholarships, step-by-step financial aid form instructions.

There will be prizes!   While parents of juniors can also attend, this is an annual event because it is so important.

FAFSA opens January 1st and now is the time to start gathering the tax information you will need to apply for financial aid. 

Please send me email to confirm that your student and/or you will be attending Financial Aid Night on December 3rd.

Thank you!

Tracy Abler, B.B.A
Program Specialist  
Marian University - TRIO/Upward Bound Math and Science
(920) 923-8959 PHONE
(920) 266-9397 TEXT

News for Upward Bound Students and Parents


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