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PCC Awarded Grant for Upward Bound Programs

by Juan Gutierrez

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena City College has been awarded a grant of $220,000 over two years from the College Access Foundation of California to support scholarships for local high school students in PCC’s two Upward Bound programs.

This is the fourth two-year grant the Upward Bound programs have received from the College Access Foundation. The grant will provide $184,000 to award two-year scholarships of up to $4,000 per year to 30 students starting college for the first time in fall 2013. The remaining $36,000 of grant funds will pay for program support costs.

PCC started its Classic Upward Bound Program in 1995, and added the Math/Science Upward Bound Program in 1999. Together, the programs motivate and challenge low-income and first-generation college-bound students to attain the academic skills necessary to complete post-secondary education.

The College Access Foundation of California was created in 2005 to provide grants to community-based programs so that they can award college scholarships to students who have significant financial need.

For more information about Upward Bound Classic, call (626) 585-7178. For information about Upward Bound Math/Science, call (626) 585-7870.

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