Arkansas Delegation Announces Over $6 Million for Seventeen Arkansas Colleges, Universities

Monday, May 14, 2012

U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3) and Mike Ross (AR-4) announced that seventeen Arkansas colleges and universities will received a combined $6,459,878 in Upward Bound Program Grants to help Arkansas students develop the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in postsecondary education. 

The Upward Bound Program provides services such as academic tutoring, preparation courses for college entrance exams and applications, and alternative education programs to help students reach success in high school and in higher education pursuits. The program targets high school first-generation college students and low-income individuals. 

“These funds will expand educational and professional opportunities for Arkansas students, allowing them to reach their full academic potential,” Pryor said. “Upward Bound’s innovative curriculum is a win-win for students and Arkansas’s workforce.” 

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