The University of Notre Dame is the recipient of a more than $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, which was awarded to Notre Dame Upward Bound, will help support South Bend Community School Corp. students with access to higher education.
Notre Dame says the Upward Bound program is one of two university programs designed to help low-income, local high school students prepare for college.
The program offers instruction in literature, composition, mathematics, science and foreign language during the school year and summer. According to the university, Upward Bound also provides tutoring, mentoring and support for students taking exams and working on admission applications, financial aid and scholarship forms.
The program, which was launched by former Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh in 1966, has helped more than 2,000 local students graduate from high school and pursue a college degree.