Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
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Cambridge, MA 02139

P: (617) 253-5124
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Director: Evette M. Layne

Contact: Evette M. Layne
P: (617) 253-5124
F: (617) 258-5616

MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound

Year Program Started: 1966

Max. Participants/Year: 50

Application Deadline: April 1 rising 9th graders; January 1 9th & 10th graders

Program Timeframe: year-round

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning, academic enrichment, tutoring, advising

Program Attributes: for credit, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided when funding permits, financial aid information

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (rising 9th graders, and current 9th and 10th graders only), area of residence (Cambridge, Massachusetts), low-income, potential first-generation college bound students

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biology, chemistry, physics

Additional Comments: Students enter the program in either the 9th or 10th grade and remain in the program until their graduation from high school. Services include an after-school tutorial assistance program during the academic year on the MIT campus and a 6-week intensively academic, residential summer program on the Wellesley College campus.