BCCC Receives 5-Year $1.25 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Ed

For Immediate Release

November 9, 2012

Contact: Bill Fleming




BCCC Receives Five-Year $1.25 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an Upward Bound Math-Science Program    

     BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) has received a five-year $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen the skills of incoming students in math and science, qualify them to pursue postsecondary degrees and help them build careers in the promising fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

     BCCC will use the grant to serve 60 eligible students at five target high schools and the areas immediately surrounding them in Baltimore City. The project runs for five years, from Sept. 1, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2017.

     Upward Bound Math-Science is a federally funded program under the family of TRIO Programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate status. BCCC has successfully operated a number of TRIO programs in Baltimore City since 1967. Development of an Upward Bound Math-Science program is a vital next step in meeting the needs of targeted students, families and the community.

     As part of the effort, BCCC will provide well-designed, age and grade-appropriate activities to address identified and well-documented need in the community, and assist students with the most intensive academic need. Program services are geared toward the accomplishment of six ambitious but attainable objectives, and utilize a comprehensive family/school/community model to enhance the prospects for success of participants.

     One additional requirement of the grant is the need to adhere to the Presidential mandate of improving the quality of student outcomes to ensure more students are well-prepared for college and careers, and to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM fields. For more information, contact the BCCC Institutional Advancement office.