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SWOSU Upward Bound Program Receives Large Grant
October 3, 2008
Southwestern Oklahoma State University and its Upward Bound program recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $378,592.
This award provides cost-free services for 76 students from eight western Oklahoma high schools to participate in Upward Bound.
Upward Bound is a program which includes monthly meetings and on-line tutoring during the school year and academic, social, and cultural activities through the summer for college bound 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Upward Bound is geared towards students from low-income families and first-generation college students (those whose parents did not graduate from college).
Students who participate in the program receive tutoring, ACT Prep, personal and career counseling, and assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications.
This award is the second year of a four year funding to be awarded to SWOSU Upward Bound.
Anyone interested in the program should contact Jamie Novey, principle investigator of the grant and director of the program, at (580) 774-7129.