Applying to Penn UBMS

In order to enter the Upward Bound Math Science Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, students must be enrolled at one of our School District of Philadelphia partners (Overbrook High or High School of the Future). Not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the projects participants must be low-income and potential first-generation college students, with the remaining 1/3 being one or the other. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in science and/or mathematics. Income limitations are as follows: 

Size of Family Unit Maximum Income
1 $19,140
2 $25,860
3 $32,580
4 $39,300
5 $46,020
6 $52,740
7 $59,460
8 $66,180
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,720 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,400 for Alaska; and $7,725 for Hawaii.

Additional forms/waivers/documentation are required for applications to be considered complete.  Please contact Ms. Lisa White at for any questions related to the application process.