Utah State U Wins $15.5 Million Grant To Prepare Kids For College

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Utah State University has won a $15.5 million federal grant to help prepare thousands of at-risk students for college.

Over the next seven years, USU’S Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services will partner with a number of groups to help nearly 3,000 students in six Utah school districts, three Utah charter schools and one Nevada district prepare for college.

The students, now in grades 5, 6 and 7, will participate in the program through high school and, in some cases, through their freshman years of college.

The funding will come from a GEAR UP — Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs — grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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