MSSU receives $1.6 million to benefit future college students
JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern’s Upward Bound program announced it will receive a grant totaling more than $1.6 million over the next half-decade.
School officials say the U.S. Department of Education will award $334,232 to the program every year for five years.
The purpose of Upward Bound is to prepare some high school students for post-secondary education.
“For students participating in the program, Upward Bound offers a variety of services designed to help them prepare for a successful transition into college,” said Robin Hicklin, director of the Missouri Southern program.
Hicklin further stated that Upward Bound will primarily benefit first-generation college students and many come from low-income families.
Officials say the MSSU Upward Bound program has been actively serving students from Southwest Missouri since 1999.
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