Skip to comments.$1.7M TRIO grant for Palau Community College
Posted on 06/19/2012 5:49:30 PM PDT by jwsea55
After nearly three decades of making available much needed after-school academic assistance to under-represented high school students in Palau, the TRIO Upward Bound Program at Palau Community College has once again been awarded to continue its services.
The U.S. Department of Education award in the amount of $1,781,750 will ensure that the long-running TRIO Upward Bound legacy at PCC of helping under-represented college-bound students in the Republic of Palau will be guaranteed for another five-year cycle.
Initiated back in 1983, the Upward Bound program's mission remains unchanged and it is to provide fundamental support and opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The 110 college-bound high school students who are enrolled in the program are required to take classes in core courses such as Mathematics, English Composition, Literature, Laboratory Science, and Foreign Language. Additional services such as academic tutoring, advising on college preparation and readiness, assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications, and preparation for college entrance examination are provided. Furthermore, the services of UB program, under this new grant, have been extended comprehensively to include such services as counseling services designed to improve financial and economic literacy for students and parents, guidance on the assistance in secondary school reentry, and alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts.
For more information about this grant and other TRIO Upward Bound Program services at Palau Community College, contact Program Director Kuye Belelai at 488-2962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (PR)
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