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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $30.8 Million in Grants to Strengthen Math and Science Skills of Upward Bound Students


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The U.S. Department of Education awarded 113 grants totaling more than $30.8 million to Upward Bound students to strengthen their math and science skills, and prepare them for postsecondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of math and science. The goal of the Upward Bound Math-Science program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science, and to pursue postsecondary degrees and careers in these fields.

"Compared to their peers in other countries, our students are stagnating in the STEM fields. We must recruit a new generation of science and technology leaders by investing in youth, particularly those from underrepresented groups," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.

Students participating in the Upward Bound Math-Science program have access to summer programs with intensive math and science training; year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; computer training; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students who are serving as mentors; and education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students. In addition, students who are disabled; limited English proficient; from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education; homeless, in foster care or aging out of the foster-care system; and other disconnected students are eligible to participate in the Upward Bound Math-Science program.

The Upward Bound Math-Science program is one of three types of programs funded under the Upward Bound program, which is one of seven outreach and student services programs under the TRIO umbrella. The other programs are:

  • Educational Opportunity Centers
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement
  • Student Support Services
  • Talent Search
  • Training Program for Federal TRIO programs
  • Upward Bound
  • Veterans Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Math-Science program is administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education. For additional information, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/triomathsci/index.html.

A complete list of the 113 grant award recipients follows:

Recipients State Grant
North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence AL $262,500
Arkansas Tech University AR $250,000
University of Arkansas/Fayetteville AR $250,000
University of Arkansas/Fort Smith AR $260,400
Lyon College AR $293,925
Northern Arizona University AZ $297,034
University of Southern California/Los Angeles CA $230,000
California State University/Chico CA $250,000
California State Polytechnic University/Pomona CA $250,000
Compton Community College CA $250,000
Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. CA $250,000
University of California/San Diego CA $250,000
California State University/Long Beach CA $250,000
University of San Francisco CA $262,500
West Hills College/Lemoore CA $262,500
Reedley College CA $262,500
Pasadena City College CA $262,500
California State University/Los Angeles CA $262,500
College of the Sequoias CA $262,500
The University Corporation CA $262,500
California State University/Los Angeles CA $276,586
California Lutheran University CA $311,886
Sonoma State University CA $323,329
University of California/Berkeley CA $354,014
Monterey Peninsula College CA $371,700
Trinidad State Junior College CO $358,904
Wesleyan University CT $250,000
Howard University DC $250,000
Delaware Technical & Community College/Owens DE $273,899
University of Delaware DE $297,000
Delaware Technical & Community College/Wilmington DE $357,722
Florida International University FL $249,963
Museum of Science, Inc. FL $262,499
Indian River State College FL $262,500
Atlanta Metropolitan College GA $250,000
Morehouse College GA $262,500
Georgia State University GA $262,500
Morehouse College GA $326,501
University of Hawaii/Hilo HI $250,000
University of Idaho ID $304,089
Southern Illinois University/Edwardsville IL $250,000
Northeastern Illinois University IL $262,500
University of Kansas KS $273,900
Wichita State University KS $310,800
Murray State University KY $262,500
Berea College KY $262,500
Morehead State University KY $262,500
Murray State University KY $262,500
Southern University and A&M College LA $250,000
University of Louisiana/Lafayette LA $262,500
Southeastern Louisiana University LA $262,500
Southeastern Louisiana University LA $371,744
Boston University MA $250,000
Mount Wachusett Community College MA $262,500
University of Massachusetts/Boston MA $322,973
Frostburg State University MD $303,206
University of Maryland/Baltimore County MD $311,880
University of Maryland/College Park MD $314,528
University of Maine ME $297,034
Northern Michigan University MI $288,000
Mesabi Range Community & Technical College MN $250,000
College of St. Scholastica MN $263,415
Crowder College MO $250,000
Crowder College MO $250,000
Crowder College MO $250,000
Northwest Missouri State University MO $317,987
Tougaloo College MS $262,500
Appalachian State University NC $262,500
University of Nebraska/Lincoln NE $262,500
Creighton University NE $283,500
Ramapo College of New Jersey NJ $263,414
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology NM $249,988
University of Nevada/Las Vegas NV $249,999
University of Rochester NY $262,500
Cuyahoga Community College OH $250,000
Shawnee State University OH $262,500
Kent State University OH $262,500
Stark State College of Technology OH $262,500
University of Akron OH $297,034
Northwestern Oklahoma State University OK $250,000
Seminole State College OK $250,000
Southeastern Oklahoma State University OK $294,150
East Central University OK $297,000
Carl Albert State College OK $308,858
Indiana University of Pennsylvania PA $248,712
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate/Unit 5 PA $250,000
University of Pennsylvania PA $250,000
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. PA $262,500
Pennsylvania State University PA $301,802
Inter American University of Puerto Rico/Ponce PR $262,500
South Carolina State University SC $250,000
Trident Technical College SC $250,000
Claflin University SC $311,886
University of Tennessee/Chattanooga TN $250,000
University of Tennessee/Knoxville TN $297,034
San Antonio College TX $249,930
Texas A&M University/Kingsville TX $250,000
Texas Wesleyan University TX $250,000
Texas A&M International University TX $250,000
University of Texas/San Antonio TX $250,000
Texas Tech University TX $251,947
San Jacinto College/North TX $262,499
University of Texas/Brownsville & TX Southmost College TX $262,500
University of Texas/Pan American TX $262,500
University of Texas/Arlington TX $262,500
University of North Texas TX $297,034
University of Texas/Arlington TX $311,855
Southwest Virginia Community College VA $250,000
Patrick Henry Community College VA $262,500
Marquette University WI $296,969
University of Wisconsin/Green Bay WI $308,858
West Virginia State University WV $250,000
University of Wyoming WY $297,034