Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Upward Bound Grants Approved

Jul 1, 2003
Press Release

The U.S. Department of Education has approved funding for Upward Bound programs based at three colleges in the Second Congressional District-- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Andrew College in Cuthbert, and Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus-to prepare low income high school students for college, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced.

“Upward Bound is a wonderful program that makes it possible for many deserving young people to successfully continue their education after high school and have a fair chance to achieve their full potential,” the Second District Congressman said. “I congratulate everyone associated with the program in our area.”

Representative Bishop said the following said the following Upward Bound grants have been announced:

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, $220,000, serving 50 students in Berrien, Colquitt, Cook, Irwin, Tift and Turner counties; Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, $287,703, a new program serving 50 students in Atkinson, Ben Hill and Worth counties; Andrew College, $279,496, serving 50 students in Calhoun, Clay, Early, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart and Terrell counties; and Georgia Southwestern State University, $320,467, serving 60 students in Crisp, Marion, Schley, Sumter and Webster counties.