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Review the following eligibility requirements for the Upward Bound Math-Science program before applying:
  • Students must be a U.S. citizen,

OR a National or Permanent Resident of the United States,

OR provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of intent to become a Permanent Resident of the United States

  • Students must be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
  • Students must be enrolled at one of the UBMS program’s target schools

Target Schools: Cave City, Mammoth Spring, Highland, Mountain View, Nettleton, Pocahontas, West Memphis

  • Students must meet ONE of the following two criteria:
    • Live in a low-income household as determined by the U.S. Department of Education; defined by the family's taxable income for the preceding year and the total number of people living in the household

U.S. Department of Education Low-Income Levels: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html


    • Be a potential first-generation college student, meaning that neither of the student’s legal guardians have completed a bachelor’s degree to date


There are several steps in the UBMS program application process as described below:
  • The student completes the online application
  • The UBMS staff obtain a copy of the student’s high school transcript
  • The UBMS staff contact the student’s guidance counselor to complete a recommendation form
  • The UBMS staff contact the student’s current math or science teacher to complete a recommendation form
  • The UBMS staff reach out to the student and their legal guardian(s) to schedule a virtual interview

Apply for ubms

Please complete the online application linked above. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the UBMS staff via email (ubms@lyon.edu) or via phone at (870) 307-7009.
The UBMS staff look forward to reviewing your application!