UAA TRiO Upward Bound program continues to help high school students pursue post secondary education
by Kathleen McCoy |
The University of Alaska Anchorage TRiO Upward Bound program received a new grant
for $1 million for four years. The program will receive $250,000 per year for four
years to continue providing its services to 60 first generation low income high school
students at three local schools; Bartlett High School, East High School and West High
School. Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education Title IV grant program designed
to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll
in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.
The Upward Bound program provides after school tutoring and Saturday instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school. Participants also receive information about college admission requirements, scholarships and various financial aid programs. Each summer, Upward Bound students attend a rigorous six-week academic summer program on the UAA campus. The Upward Bound program is extremely successful with 100 percent of Upward Bound seniors earning their high school diplomas, and more than 90 percent of these students currently enrolled in post-secondary education.
For more information on the program, contact Helen Trainor, director of the TRiO programs, at 274-5522 or visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/trio.