August 31, 2012

Wesleyan receives federal grant

Wesleyan University in Middletown will receive $250,000 in federal funding to provide support to Connecticut students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are preparing to enter college or pursue higher education opportunities.

This grant, which will be allocated next year, was awarded through the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound Math and Science Program, which helps students who are low-income, or have a high risk of academic failure, prepare for education beyond high school. The program emphasizes math and science education by supporting programs throughout the country that provide students with intensive math and science study and tutoring.

The grant was announced Friday by Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

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