Saint Augustine's University was awarded a $1.25 million federal grant to fund an Upward Bound Math and Science program. Funded for five years at $250,000 annually, this program will serve 60 students from Northwest Halifax High School in Littleton, N.C., teaching them academic, cultural, and "STEMcentric" studies. This application scored 110 points, which was the highest amount of points that could be earned.
"It is the mission of the Office of TRIO Programs to sponsor quality outreach programs that will promote the academic and personal success of students that are involved," said Antonio Stephens, director of TRIO programs. "As a part of Saint Augustine's University, we are very proud to provide avenues to low-income and first generation students with services that will enable them to be successful in secondary and postsecondary education."
The math and science program will work in conjunction with Saint Augustine's University's Upward Bound programs at Southeast Halifax High School, Halifax, N.C., and in Rocky Mount, N.C. These two programs serve a total of 140 students.
The University now sponsors five federal TRIO grants. The other two are Educational Talent Search and Academic Achievers (Student Support Services).
You can visit www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/triohistory.html for more information about TRIO programs.