NWSCC awarded $263,938 per year for Upward Bound Math and Science program October 30, 2017
MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) recently received an Upward Bound Math and Science grant of $263,938 each year for five years. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.
The Upward Bound Math and Science Program at NWSCC will serve limited income, potential first-generation students at Belgreen, Central, Colbert County, Haleyville, Lexington, Lynn, Rogers, Sheffield, Vina, and Wilson High Schools.
The Upward Bound Math and Science program is the third U.S. Department of Education TRiO grant awarded to NWSCC in 2017. In May, The Phil Campbell Upward Bound program and the Shoals Campus Upward Bound program were 2 of 17 programs in the state of Alabama to receive funding.
The program is aimed at students between 9th and 12th grades who will be the first in their families to graduate college and come from lower income backgrounds. The program also encourages individuals to complete a two-year or four-year college degree.
The Upward Bound program is one of three TRiO programs, including Talent Search and Student Support Services, at NWSCC. The programs are 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Students interested in applying for Upward Bound Math and Science at NWSCC can contact Ann Lyndon at 256-331-5319 or Leslie Tomlinson at 256-331-8040.