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Wesleyan Gets Federal Funding To Strengthen Upward Bound In Middletown

Wesleyan Gets Federal Funding To Strengthen Upward Bound In Middletown

Wesleyan University recently received federal support to reinstate a formal Upward Bound program that supports first-generation college students and other under-represented populations.

The $2.5 million over five years will allow Wesleyan to nearly double the number of local high school students who will get tutoring, go on college visits and participate in SAT prep programs and other college readiness training.

“We provide access to a lot of programs our disadvantaged students don’t get the benefit of,” said Miguel Peralta, director of Wesleyan’s Upward Bound program. “Without our programs they don’t get to go see a college and see what different schools have to...

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