Hartnell College awarded two Upward Bound Grants

Publish Date: 
Jun 5, 2017

Hartnell College was recently awarded two Upward Bound grants to help serve students attending Alisal, Everett Alvarez and North Salinas high schools.  Each grant award is for $257,500 per year for five years.  One grant award will be split between Alisal High School and Everett Alvarez High School and the other will be solely for North Salinas High School.

The federal Upward Bound program provides academic support to high school students in their preparation for college. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their college pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete high school and enroll in and graduate from colleges and universities. The services offered by the Upward Bound program include:


·         Academic Instruction
·         Tutoring
·         Counseling
·         Mentoring
·         Cultural Enrichment
·         Work Study Programs (Internships)
·         Financial Literacy
·         Prepare students to become Math and English proficient
·         6-Week Summer Program
·         Saturday Academies
·         Parent Meetings
·         University Visits

Students are recruited during their 9th and 10th grade in High School and maintain in the program until they graduate from high school.  Students are then tracked during their college years until they graduate from college.  The goal of the program is to have students complete college within 6 years after enrolling.