Aug 09 2005

Graham Announces $178,000 for Citadel GEAR UP Program

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced The Citadel will receive a $178,400 grant to support its GEAR UP program. GEAR UP is a national grant program to support early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income students. The Citadel will provide teacher training for rigorous and relevant academics, especially in math and science; establish a Parent University to help parents understand the benefits of college attendance; and, provide GEAR UP students with academic preparation in reading and math. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####