Chesapeake College receives U.S. Department of Education grant
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Andy Harris announced on Thursday that Chesapeake College has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the Upward Bound program.
This program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college. The goal of the Upward Bound program is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Chesapeake College has been awarded a total of $287,537 through this program.
“I am very pleased to hear that the Department of Education has awarded Chesapeake College with grant money through their Upward Bound program. As a two-year regional institution, Chesapeake College serves many Eastern Shore students in Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties. This grant will assist high-school students from low-income families pursue postsecondary education, which is especially helpful in a struggling economy,” said Congressman Harris in a statement.