Congressman Tom Reed announces that the State University of New York at Fredonia is the recipient of a $368,244.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will benefit the Upward Bound program which aids high school students from low-income backgrounds and students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.
“We care about making sure that all students who want to, can attend college regardless of their background. This grant will help make higher education a reality for many people looking to go to college,” Reed stated.
Upward Bound is part of a cluster of programs referred to as TRIO which is designed to provide services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds looking to attend college.
"The Upward Bound Program at Fredonia State University of New York is pleased to receive a continuation grant from the United States Department of Education. This will allow the Program to continue working with hard-working deserving students who are potential first-generation college students who have a desire to attend college," said Loretta Slaton Torain, Director of the Upward Bound Program at Fredonia State University of New York.