We provide academic and enrichment services in mathematics and the sciences that give Pell Grant-eligible, first-generation students the competitive edge necessary to enter rigorous college programs in the STEM disciplines. As a supplement to academics, the program provides a wide variety of services and activities that are of a personal, career and cultural nature.

The federally funded program is year-round, with an additional summer residential program that offers students the opportunity to have a college experience, including living in dorms and taking classes during the day.


Participating high schools in this program are: North Miami, North Miami Beach, Miami Central, Miami Northwestern, Miami Norland, and Miami Carol City.

To be eligible for Upward Bound Math-Science, students must:

  • Have higher education interest in STEM fields
  • Have an unweighted 3.3 GPA for current high school students
  • Meet Department of Education income needs
  • Be a first-generation college student 
  • Enter as a 9th or 10th grader
  • Attend one of the secondary institutions UBMS currently serves: North Miami, North Miami Beach, Miami Central, Miami Northwestern, Miami Norland and Miami Carol City


Upward Bound Math-Science is a federally funded TRIO program derived from the Higher Education Act of 1965 that seeks to assist Pell Grant eligible, first-generation students attain their goal of post-secondary education in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM). Florida International University has been a host institution for Upward Bound Math-Science since 2007 and serves the students of Miami-Dade County.

  • Tutoring - Tutoring services are available for active participants
  • College Counseling - Please contact us to schedule: ubms@fiu.edu
  • QuickTalks - Please contact us to schedule: ubms@fiu.edu
  • Test Prep - Please contact us for more information on test prep options: ubms@fiu.edu
  • College Tours - Virtual and in-person tours will be held during Summer Program. 
  • Summer Program - June 20 - July 29, 2022


  • Celebrating First-Generation Students

    View our celebration video.

  • Summer Program dates: June 20 - July 29, 2022

    All registered students will be notified if accepted.

  • 2021-2022 Academic Program begins August 2021

    Are you eligible to join UBMS? Email us: ubms@fiu.edu


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Contact Us

Upward Bound Math-Science
3000 NE 151 Street AC1 270
Miami, FL 33181
Phone: 305-919-4045
Email: ubms@fiu.edu

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