Upward Bound Program Grant Funding Extended

Upward Bound Program Grant Funding Extended

The Independence Community College Upward Bound (UB) Program has received five years of additional funding from the U.S. Department of Education. 

The Upward Bound (UB) Program at Independence Community College (ICC) has received notice from the U.S. Department of Education that funding for the program will continue for an additional five years.

The grant will fund Upward Bound through 2027 with an annual award of $336,030.00 or $1,680,150.00 over the five years.

“ICC has a long-standing history of encouraging and empowering high school students to obtain a college degree through our Upward Bound Program,” said Taylor Crawshaw, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The Upward Bound program provides academic enrichment programming to help students overcome barriers to higher education.” 

UB exposes students with various disadvantaged backgrounds to college life through an immersive summer schedule where students live on campus, attend classes, and engage in team-building exercises and activities. 

The academic component of Upward Bound focuses on preliminary college skills, such as ACT preparation, time management, study skills, college preparedness, and financial literacy.

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