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The National Hispanic University Receives $1.5 Million Grant

The National Hispanic University Receives $1.5 Million Grant

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The National Hispanic University has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue the school’s Upward Bound program, a pre-college, early intervention program that provides high school students with academic instruction on campus in mathematics, science, composition, literature and foreign languages. In addition, the program provides enrichment activities and a residential college program in the summer.

The Upward Bound program is funded through TRIO, a set of federal outreach and student services programs that motivate and support students from low-income, first-generation backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. The program was established at The National Hispanic University in 1989 and helps students bridge the gap between their performance and their potential.

The National Hispanic University also administers two other TRIO programs: the Esperanza Educational Talent Search, which provides college preparation support services to students from six local high schools, and the TRIO Scholars Program, which provides college students with free tutoring services, academic and cultural development and other support to assist them in graduating from college.

For additional information about the Upward Bound program and The National Hispanic University, visit www.NHU.edu.