CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES MILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL GRANT FOR UTPA UPWARD BOUND MATH & SCIENCE PROGRAM
Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced a $1,312,500 grant was awarded to the University of Texas-Pan American by the U.S. Department of Education for the Upward Bound Math & Science Program (UBMS). The grant will budget $262,500.00 each year over a 5 year period.
"The UBMS program hosted by UTPA has a long and excellent track record of being essential in assisting students to reach their goals of enrolling and completing a higher education," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. "Federal funding through these grants helps our students and our communities and the fact that UTPA was awarded this grant shows their constant commitment to our region."
The UBMS program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.
Participants must be potential first-generation college students, low-income individuals, or individuals who have a high risk for academic failure and have a need for academic support in order to attain higher education.
UBMS program services include , in part, academic tutoring, preparation for college entrance exams and information of federal student financial aid programs.
UBMS projects include, in part, intensive instruction in mathematics and science, including hands-on experience in laboratories, in computer facilities, and at field sites.