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Upward Bound program lands grant to support college readiness

By Casey Torrance
University News Service
June 21, 2012

The Upward Bound Program at Texas State University-San Marcos has received a five-year continuation grant from the Department of Education. The grant will provide academic and college readiness support to students at San Marcos, Lehman and Seguin High Schools.

The grant is given annually in the amount of $360,000. The Upward Bound Program also received a $250,000 five-year award to expand services to Del Valle High School in Austin.

The Texas State Upward Bound Program’s goal is to provide low income and first generation high school students with support for the purposes of high school graduation, college enrollment and lifelong success.

For more information about the Upward Bound Program at Texas State, please visit www.msa.txstate.edu/upwardbound.