Friday, August 31, 2007
COLUMBIA – Congressman James E. Clyburn, announced today that SC State and two other South Carolina colleges will receive a total of $797,034 in Upward Bound Math and Science grants from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds will support programs designed to strengthen the math and science skills of high school students in hopes they will pursue careers in those fields.
SC State, in particular, will receive a $250,000 grant for its program.
“Upward bound has a successful record of providing quality programs that enhance the skills of our young people to succeed in life,” said Congressman Clyburn, an SC State alumnus.
He added that the program funding that will encourage more interest and ability in young people in the critical fields of math and science.
Clyburn said program services include: summer programs with intensive math and science training; year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to university faculty members who research mathematics and the sciences; computer training; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students, who serve as mentors.