Posted: Jun 14, 2012 4:39 PM by Shannon Davis
The Montana Tech Upward Bound program is receiving federal funding to operate for another five years.
On Thursday, the announcement was made that the program will receive nearly $15 million to fund a summer program.
The program works to serve low income students from the time they graduate eighth grade and throughout their high school career.
Students from Anaconda, Butte and Helena will be arriving to the Tech campus this Saturday to begin the six-week session.
"They learn how to be a college student. And by having that experience every summer, they are earning high school credits which helps their high school GPA and it also gives them the confidence to go on to college," Institute for Educational Opportunities Executive Director Amy Verlanic said.
The program serves 60 students each summer.