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TRIO Upward Bound receives $1.77 million grant

August 9, 2017

Finlandia University has been officially notified by the U.S. Department of Education of the successful grant submission for another five year TRIO grant for $353,718 per year ($1,768,590 total). TRIO Upward Bound will be funded from 2017 to 2022 with this new proposal, and aid students from Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties find success in high school to prepare for beyond.

“TRIO Upward Bound would like to thank Finlandia University for hosting our program and we look forward to continuing our relationship to make a positive impact on the students and communities we serve,” said David Kamrad, Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs. “As the value of education grows, it is paramount that the TRIO Upward Bound program continues to provide opportunities for high school students to gain the support, skills and knowledge necessary to achieve a college degree.”

This news comes less than a year after FinnU secured $1.75 million for TRIO Talent Search. Both programs are now secured through 2022.

About TRIO Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from modest-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

All Upward Bound projects must provide instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. Other services include:

  • Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits.
  • Guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry, alternative education programs, or entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education.
  • Tutoring, college preparation and financial literacy programming.

Learn more about TRIO Pre-College Programs at keweenawtrio.org/who-we-are-what-we-do.

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