Upward Bound Programs in Columbus and Wooster Receive Funding

The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has received word from the office of Ohio Senator Rob Portman and the U. S. Department of Education that both its Upward Bound Programs at Columbus and Wooster have been funded for five more years.

The U.S. Department of Education funds the two grant programs, and the latest grants were funded in the amount of $1,292,435 for the Columbus Upward Bound and $1,526,120 for the Wooster program, which also incorporates a longer summer residency component. “The Ohio State University is fortunate to receive funding for both Upward Bound programs. In my opinion, the two grant programs are closely aligned with the university’s land-grant mission as well as President Michael Drake’s 2020 Vision for The Ohio State University,” says Dr. James L. Moore III, the principal investigator for both grants and interim vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University.

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