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What is UB/UBMS?
What happens during the academic year when I'm a UB/UBMS participant?
During the academic year, advisors meet with students in their high schools on a weekly basis to provide guidance on academic issues (including the college application and financial aid process for seniors). The program's new Saturday Academy offers opportunities for tutoring, developing study skill
Is this program free?
UB and UBMS are fully funded by the Department of Education. These programs are free for participants, and transportation is provided from each of the communities served by the program to ISU's campus (or other locations where events are happening). Participants are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA, and seniors in good standing are eligible to apply for scholarships to attend ISU's Bengal Bridge program in the summer after high school graduation.
What happens in summer when I'm UB/UBMS participant?
The programs are divided into two periods of instruction: summer and academic year. During the summer, students come to Idaho State University for six weeks to take classes that either help with performance in high school subjects or expose students to subjects that are commonly required as general education courses in college. Students live on campus (aside from weekends) and participate in a variety of recreational activities after classes and study hall each day.
Upward Bound Staff
Danielle Wylie, PhD
Danielle is a first-generation college graduate from a low-income and rural background, a TRIO alumna, and an advocate for students from underrepresented and under supported backgrounds. After joining TRIO as a McNair Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She then taught and researched at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Mississippi State University. At Mississippi State, Danielle was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Undergraduate Coordinator for philosophy majors. Her love for Upward Bound goes back to her time as a graduate student, when she worked as an academic and residential counselor and as a philosophy instructor for the Upward Bound program at Saint Francis University.