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-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced today the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $5,237,285 to sixteen Upward Bound programs in the state.
The grants will allow Upward Bound to serve more than a thousand high school students in South Carolina from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree, and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education.
The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from college.
“Upward Bound is a great program that invests in the future of South Carolina,” said Graham. “I’m proud of our students who have participated in Upward Bound, and the success they have experienced as a result.”
The Upward Bound programs receiving federal grants are:
- Benedict College: $372,404
- Claflin University: $512,056
- College of Charleston: $408,678
- Florence-Darlington Technical College: $287,702
- Greenville Technical College: $234,623
- Horry-Georgetown Technical College: $220,000
- Midlands Technical College: $287,703
- Morris College: $316,879
- Piedmont Technical College: $279,496
- Technical College of the Lowcountry: $311,883
- Tri-County Technical College: $377,680
- University of South Carolina-Columbia: 3 grants totaling $986,379
- Voorhees College: $320,250
- Williamsburg Technical College: $321,552