Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) is among 15 in Virginia to share in $6,236,161 in federal funding announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner.
The funds are earmarked for Upward Bound programs. Upward Bound, administered through the Department of Education, provides support to low-income and first-generation high school students in order to increase high school and college graduation rates.
P&HCC will receive $312,480 for programs including tutoring, mentoring, and a summer bridge program. It will serve 68 students in Martinsville as well as Henry and Patrick counties.
“All students deserve access to the resources they need to succeed,” said Kaine, D-Richmond and Warner, D-Alexandria. “This funding for Upward Bound programs will support low-income and first-generation students through high school and help them prepare for higher education. This represents another critical investment in leveling the playing field so that more students have the tools to reach their goals and get ready for life after high school.”
Other facilities to receive funds include:
Norfolk State University, $297,485; Virginia Tech, a total of $1,146,350; The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, $427,133; Virginia State University, $451,377; James Madison University, $287,537.
Also included are Portsmouth Public Schools, $297,601; Paul D. Camp Community College, $290,714; Southwest Virginia Community College, a total of $685,387; Hampton University, $297,599; Virginia Union University, $444,616; Rappahannock Community College, $287,537; Wytheville Community College, $297,601; Old Dominion University, $400,571; and Virginia Highlands Community College, $312,173.