Congressman Clyburn Announces Nearly $800,000 in Upward Bound Grants for South Carolina Colleges

Aug 31, 2007

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Trident Technical College will receive a total of $797,034 in Upward Bound Math and Science grants from the U.S. Department of Education.  These funds will support programs designed to strengthen the math and science skills of high school students in hopes they will pursue careers in those fields. 
“Upward bound has a successful record of providing quality programs that enhance the skills of our young people to succeed in life,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I am pleased three South Carolina programs have been selected through this competitive process to receive program funding that will encourage more interest and ability in young people in the critical fields of math and science.” 
Claflin University in Orangeburg will receive a $297,034 grant for its program, while South Carolina State University also of Orangeburg and Trident Technical College of Charleston will each receive $250,000 grants. 
Program services include: summer programs with intensive math and science training; year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; computer training; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students, who serve as mentors.

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