Jun 04 2003

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $1.5 MILLION IN UPWARD BOUND FUNDING FOR ALABAMA UNIVERSITIES

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) announced today that several Alabama universities will receive $668,748 for Upward Bound Math and Science programs. The recipients of the funding include: Alabama State University in Montgomery, Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, and North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence in Huntsville.

Upward Bound Math-Science projects serve students from low-income families who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. The programs focus on intensive instruction in math and science, with the hopes of encouraging students to pursue college degrees in these fields.

Sen. Shelby said, “Upward Bound programs give our young people the opportunity to explore important fields such as math and science, and help them determine if these fields are right for them. I applaud the Department of Education for granting these funds to these institutions in Alabama.”

In addition, $875,083 in Upward Bound funding will be granted to Talladega College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and University of Montevallo for post-graduate programs. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program awards grants to institutions of higher education to give underprivileged students the opportunity to attain Ph.D. degrees.

Upward Bound is a program within the U.S. Department of Education.