Tusculum has received a new Upward Bound Math and Science program funded by a grant through the Department of Education.

The Upward Bound Math and Science 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.

Upward Bound Math and Science students will participate in a host of really great activities during the academic year and summer that will be designed to improve and expand their love and knowledge of math and science.

Students eligible for Upward Bound Math and Science will be from Greene County (TN) schools and the Tennessee Online Public School. They must have an interest in and an ability to pursue a math or science education beyond high school. To qualify, they must be either a potential first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor degree) or meet financial eligibility under federal guidelines.

If a student is selected for Upward Bound Math and Science there is no charge to the student or his or her family. Activities, classes, food and entertainment are included and paid for by grant funding. In return, students are asked to be faithful in their commitment to Upward Bound Math and Science, exerting effort, energy and their time.