The University of Louisville has received funding for a program that helps students aspiring to be the first in their families to attend college. U of L said Monday it has received two federal grants totaling $3.3 million to continue its Upward Bound program for another five years.
The U.S. Department of Education award will allow U of L to help prepare more than 160 high school students for college. The students are from Jefferson County public schools.
Students enrolled in the program receive year-round instruction in math, English, computer literacy and other subjects. They stay in the program until they finish their first semester of college and their progress is tracked until they receive their first four-year degree.
Upward Bound is open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors from low-income homes.