The University of West Alabama and three other colleges in Alabama are receiving grants for the Upward Bound Program.
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.
UWA's share is $347,834. The allocations for the other three institutions:
Lawson State Community College - $337,500
Miles College - 353,266
Stillman College- $553,367
"This funding will provide the resources needed to level the playing field and give all students the opportunity to achieve and succeed at the college level," said Cong. Terri Sewell.
The Upward Bound Program participants must be first-generation college bound high school students, low-income individuals or individuals who have a high risk for academic failure and a critical need for academic support to successfully pursue a secondary school curriculum and complete a post-secondary education program within six years after high school graduation.