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SWOSU Upward Bound Receives $378,592 Continuation Grant
October 6, 2009
Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the Upward Bound program on the Weatherford campus recently received a continuation grant of $378,592 from the U.S. Department of Education.
The award provides services for 76 students from eight western Oklahoma high schools to participate cost-free in an Upward Bound.
Upward Bound is a program that 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. Jamie Novey is the principal investigator (PI) and director for the Upward Bound program at SWOSU.
The award is the third year of four-year funding to be awarded to SWOSU Upward Bound.