The funding is to give Arkansas students the skills they need to pursue a career in those rapidly-growing fields.
The schools are:
- Arkansas Tech University ($250,000)
- Lyon College ($293,925)
- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville ($250,000)
- University of Arkansas, Fort Smith ($260,400)
U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today joined Congressmen Rick Crawford in announcing the grant awards.
"If we want to compete in today's global economy, we need strong minds who are devoted to scientific research and advancements," Pryor said. "These funds will allow students to pursue their passion for science and help us keep jobs here at home--a win for Arkansas and our nation's future."
"As a former school board member in Rogers, I understand the value of needs-based grants and support federal education programs, like Upward Bound, that help Arkansans attain the quality education they need for the careers of tomorrow. Science and math are the backbone of so many 21st Century jobs, so these grants will help Arkansans prepare for careers in today's global economy," said Boozman.
"Math and Science education is vital for Arkansas students to be able to compete globally. The Upward Bound Grants will help students in the First District achieve their maximum potential," Crawford said.