Hagerstown Wins Grant To Open College-Prep Program
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Hagerstown Community College has won a $1.25 million federal grant to start a college-prep program to help Washington County students who will be among the first in their families to attend college.
The five-year grant will fund an Upward Bound program next school year for about 70 students each year. It will provide after-school tutoring and Saturday workshops to help students with study skills and career planning.
The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports the program will target students at Hancock, North Hagerstown, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools. One teacher from each school will serve as a part-time coach for the Upward Bound program.
The college will hire two people to help run the program.
Officials hope to send invitations to students to apply this summer.
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