Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) announced today that three universities in the 9th Congressional District have been selected to receive a total of $3,641,067 in Upward Bound grants. Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to identify and provide support services for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities.
Mills College was the recipient of three Upward Bound grants totaling $1,246,235. Holy Names University will receive two grants totaling $573,300, and the University of California, Berkeley, will receive a grant of $686,726.
"As a long time supporter of the Upward Bound program and advocate for these grants, I am pleased that these universities will be receiving this critical funding," said Congresswoman Lee. "With this funding these universities will be better positioned to serve their students and ensure that they succeed in college."