Augusta, Ga…. Today, Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College, announced that the College’s Upward Bound Program has been awarded $444,995 for the fiscal year 2012-2013. The federal award will be renewed for the next 5 years pending the College’s performance and funding. The U.S. Department of Education announced the list of 2012 grantees and their respective awards via its website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/ trioupbound/index.html. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s press release dated May 11, 2012, 780 Upward Bound projects were awarded throughout the nation that will help about 60,000 students access and succeed in higher education.
“Paine College has a long history of preparing students to succeed in precollege and college settings. The College continues to provide summer enrichment and bridge programs for students that increase students’ access to higher education,” said Helene Carter, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “The College’s application was very competitive in that 233 current programs were not renewed in the first slate of funding. Also, the average award is about $321,000 compared to Paine’s award of $444,995.”
According to the U.S. Department of Education’s website, Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
For more information about the Paine College Upward Bound federal award, please contact Natasha Carter in the Office of Communications and Marketing at Ncarter@paine.edu, 706.396.7591. To learn more about the College’s academic offerings, please visit www.paine.edu.