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Eligibility Requirements

Am I eligible for the program?
A student from the Canton City Schools is eligible if he or she

  1. is a citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance.
  2. meets one or both of the federal guidelines
    • low-income (meets family low-income guidelines as established by the U.S. Department of Education)
    • first generation college-bound student (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree at the time of program enrollment).
  3. is a ninth or tenth grader with academic need and a desire to attend college.
  4. has demonstrated an academic and/or social need for the program.

Upward Bound Math-Science Academy accepts students who

  • possess the ability and desire to pursue education after high school.
  • attend school regularly as evidenced by official attendance records.
  • have a positive attitude and outlook toward learning.
  • embrace structured learning environments and display a respect for authority as evidenced by school behavior records and a personal interview.
  • demonstrate a genuine interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
  • are committed to completing a rigorous, college-preparatory high school curriculum.