The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Upward Bound Math & Science (NCH UBMS) grant provides free, year-round, college and career readiness program to first-generation, low-income high school students.
Nationwide Children’s UBMS is designed to enhance the academic and personal skills of students while preparing for college admission, retention and graduation. With a STEM foundation and curriculum, UBMS aims to increase the number of students who pursue postsecondary career opportunities in math and science fields.
UBMS participants will:
- Exude Respect. Effectively communicating with others. Accepting differences and showing care and compassion. Displaying self-control. Demonstrating integrity always.
- Embody Resiliency. Staying strong in adverse situations. Critically thinking and analyzing to push through. Internal sense of positive self-worth and self-efficacy. Building great character in order to leave a great legacy.
- Exemplify Responsibility. Holding myself accountable, as well as those around me. Being continuously engaged and committed. Contributing to my community and to society as a whole.
- Monthly advising and counseling
- Professional tutoring assistance in any academic area
- Weekly work study tables
- Customized Summer Learning Academy to provide a college-going experience
- STEM activities and experiments
- Exposure to cultural activities and events
- Career development, networking, and preparation
- Individual and family assistance preparing for college
- ACT and standardized test prep
- Summer college tours
- Work-study opportunities with Nationwide Children’s departments and local organizations
- Hands-on experiential learning
- Monthly educational activities and seminars
- Research opportunities
- Participation stipends
- COTA transportation assistance
- Ability to earn internship hours required for graduation with Columbus City Schools
- Committed staff and volunteers ready to help students succeed
- Rising 9th, 10th, 11th grade student
- Attend or home school is Marion-Franklin or South High School
- First-generation college student – no parent/guardian has received bachelor’s degree or higher
- Family taxable household income is 150% Federal Poverty level or below.
- Have an interest in or willing to learn more about STEM education and careers
- Commit to participating in academic year and summer programming
- Rising 9th grade students must attend 9th Grade Summer Bridge Academy