UBMS Eligibility
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UBMS Eligibility

An individual is eligible to participate in UBMS if he or she:

1. Meets at least one of the following criteria at time of selection:

  • Come from a family where neither parent has a four year college degree or higher,
  • Is a low-income individual as defined in the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education. 
  • Federal TRIO Low Income Guidelines

2. Meets the following citizenship/residency guidelines:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, OR

  • National or permanent resident of the United States, OR

  • Provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of intent to become a permanent resident

  • Reside in Arkansas and attend a high school that is served by the program

  • Be enrolled in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade at the time of their application to participate in UBMS

3. Have a need for the services provided by the Program in order to successfully prepare for college.

4. Be enrolled at one of the following High Schools:

  • Cave City High School
  • Clinton High School
  • Cross County High School
  • Highland High School
  • Hughes High School
  • Mammoth Spring High School
  • Mountain View High School
  • Norfork High School
  • Palestine-Wheatley High School
  • Pocahontas High School
  • Shirley High School
  • West Memphis High School