SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah State University received a $3.7 million grant.
It will fund its TRiO Upward Bound program through May of 2024. Upward Bound provides outreach services to help students make the transition from high school to college graduation by encouraging students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including low-income individuals, first- generation college students and individuals with disabilities, to not only graduate from college but also earn their advanced degrees.
This program will continue to focus on increasing higher education pursuits in the target schools of Beach High School, Groves High School, Jenkins High School, Johnson High School and the School of Liberal Arts at Savannah High School.
The funding is provided under the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound Program. TRiO programs are available for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.
They are funded under the Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965.