With $2.6 million federal grant, Notre Dame to help local high school students access higher education

Author: Notre Dame News

The University of Notre Dame has received a grant for more than $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Education to continue support of South Bend Community School Corp. students with access to higher education. The grant was awarded to Notre Dame Upward Bound, one of the University’s two TRIO programs that help low-income local high school students in their preparation for college.

Launched by former University President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., in 1966, Notre Dame Upward Bound is one of the oldest and most successful college preparatory programs of its kind in the nation. To date, the program has helped more than 2,000 area students successfully graduate from high school and go on to pursue a college degree.  Please see the full story here.