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News: PCC Receives $224K Grant from College Access Foundation

Pasadena City College recently received a grant of $224,000 from the College Access Foundation of California. The funds will be used to support college scholarships for local high school students in PCC’s two Upward Bound Programs. This is the third, two-year grant the Upward Bound programs have received from the College Access Foundation.

Specifically, the grant will provide $184,000 in scholarships for 30 students starting college in fall 2012. The remaining $40,000 of grant funds will pay for program support costs.

PCC began its Classic Upward Bound Program in 1995, and added the Math/Science Upward Bound Program in 1999. Together, the programs motivate and challenge 110 low-income and first-generation college-bound students to attain the academic skills necessary to complete postsecondary education. PCC’s Upward Bound Programs work with five local high schools to provide a comprehensive program of academic activities and support services that enable participants to complete high school and enter into and succeed in college.

Created in 2005, the College Access Foundation of California helps qualified students in California who have financial need attend and graduate from college by providing grants to community-based programs so that they can award college scholarships to the students they serve.

For more information about the PCC Upward Bound Program, call (626) 585-7870.
 

Release Date: 12/09/2011
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315
Email: jfgutierrez@pasadena.edu