The primary goal of the Northwest Shoals Community College Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBMS) is to give high school students the tools they need to confidently pursue a college degree in math or science. Selection criteria for Upward Bound Math and Science participants include: low-income, potential first-generation college student, and academic need. Upward Bound programs are funded by the United States Department of Education.

  1. Central High School

  2. Colbert County High School

  3. Haleyville High School

  4. Lexington High School

  5. Muscle Shoals High School

  6. Rogers High School

  7. Wilson High School

  8. Vina High School

  • Instruction in math, laboratory sciences, foreign language, literature, and composition.
  • Tutorials for academic subjects
  • Mentoring for careers and college life
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • Counseling for academic, personal, and career goals
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Exposure to academic and cultural events
  • Workshops to enhance awareness in the areas of academics, social skills, health and physical maintenance, lifestyles, and values clarification
  • Monthly stipends
  • Summer college credit classes for graduating seniors at NWSCC with tuition and fees paid by the project
  • Summer STEM camp for the UBMS participants on the NWSCC Shoals campus
  • Mentor the UBMS participants to enter and complete a program of postsecondary education and embark upon careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics fields

Cindy Statom
Upward Bound Math and Science Coordinator
Shoals Campus; Building 120; Office 110
Phone: 256-331-5495

Christy Wright
Academic Advisor
Phone: 256-331-8102

Dr. Matthew Gargis
Phone: 256-331-8029

Sherry Isbell
Phone: 256-331-8107

Upward Bound Math & Science is a 100 % Federally Funded Project by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $297,601. It is the policy of the ACCS Board of Trustees or Alabama Community College System, and Northwest Shoals Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.