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Hagerstown wins grant to open college-prep program

Tuesday - 5/29/2012, 12:27pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Hagerstown Community College has won a $1.25 million federal grant to start a college-prep program to help Washington County students who will be among the first in their families to attend college.

The five-year grant will fund an Upward Bound program next school year for about 70 students each year. It will provide after-school tutoring and Saturday workshops to help students with study skills and career planning.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown ( http://bit.ly/L0LHlM) reports the program will target students at Hancock, North Hagerstown, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools. One teacher from each school will serve as a part-time coach for the Upward Bound program.

The college will hire two people to help run the program.

Officials hope to send invitations to students to apply this summer.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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