Upward Bound Gains New Funding

Upward Bound Gains New Funding
By Charles Dervarics

The federal government plans to make nearly 800 new awards under Upward Bound, a federal TRIO program designed to help students succeed in post-high school endeavors.

Application deadline is Dec. 13 for a Department of Education competition that has $264 million available. Colleges and universities, community organizations and faith-based groups are among those eligible to apply for funds.

Another $31 million is available for Upward Bound programs devoted solely to math and science.

The application deadline for this competition is Nov. 22. For more information, visit and click on “Upward Bound.”

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