MSU-Northern to get $542,000 for program

Great Falls Tribune

The Veterans Upward Bound Program at Montana State University– Northern will receive $542,529 in funding, Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester announced Monday.

The program provides intensive basic skills development, short-term remedial or refresher courses, help in securing support services from other local relevant agencies, core curriculum instruction, personal and academic counseling, tutorial services, academic assistance in secondary school course selection, exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other educational activities and mentoring programs.

Veterans Upward Bound began services in Montana in 1992. Since that time, it has expanded services to more than 14 sites statewide and has provided educational services to more than 2,000 low-income and firstgeneration college-bound veterans of all ages.

Veterans Upward Bound runs five programs in Montana: the Tribal College Academic Bridge Program, the Cohort Program, the College Transition Assistance Program, the Distance Learning Program and the Reserve Program.

The grant will be issued by the U.S. Department of Education, and officials anticipate it will be administered over the next five years.