Great news received on May 8, 2012! U.S. Department of Education has re-funded Tuskegee University's Upward Bound Program for the next five years (2012-2017). Upward Bound has been a federally-funded program at Tuskegee University since 1968.
The program will receive a grant of $383,897 per year through 2017 and will serve 86 students.
The Upward Bound Program serves to generate the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of post secondary education.
Students participate in a six-week summer residential program on Tuskegee's campus. During the academic year, students meet on select Saturdays for enrichment classes in Mathematics, Composition and Literature, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language.
We are very excited that the Tuskegee University Upward Bound Program will continue to serve low income and potential first-generation college students from Lee, Macon and Russell counties who attend Loachapoka High, Booker T. Washington High, Notasulga High and Russell County High schools.
- Edna P. Woodson,
Director of Tuskegee University Upward Bound