Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) will receive more than $297,000 from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to bolster math and science skills of low-income and first-generation college students.
More specifically, SAU’s Upward Bound Math & Science program (UBMS) is receiving the grant, which begins in October and is renewable for more than $1.4 million in funding over five years.
Students will have access to tutoring, course selection assistance, college admittance and exam preparation, secondary school reentry and GED program assistance, financial literacy counseling, and hands-on experience in labs, computer facilities, and field sites.
The program also encourages students to pursue post-secondary degrees and careers in math and science.
“This award is evidence that SAU’s commitment to student success in the area of STEM extends well beyond our gates,” said SAU President Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail. “I’m excited about us encouraging high school students in Halifax County to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in math and science for the next five years and beyond.”