Denmark Technical College has been awarded a $1.2 million TRIO Upward Bound grant to serve 10th- and 11th-graders from the Allendale and Bamberg Two school districts.
The five-year grant is from the U.S. Department of Education and will begin this fall.
The program is designed to help students be more successful in high school and better prepared for college.
DTC’s Upward Bound program is targeting 60 low-income, first-generation students in two public high schools in Allendale and Bamberg counties.
Services will include academic tutoring, preparation for college entrance exams, guidance on financial aid programs and more.
The program includes weekly after-school tutorial services, advising sessions, Saturday development sessions, career assessment and cultural activities.
Its summer initiative includes a six-week residential academic program. The summer initiative will include an intensive and comprehensive academic program to improve math and science achievement.
“Denmark Technical College is excited about the opportunities the Upward Bound grant will afford the students from the areas we serve. We feel that through this grant, the college will have a direct impact on the academic futures of students in Allendale and Bamberg counties,” Interim President Christopher Hall said.
He estimates 300 to 500 students will be helped over the five years of funding.