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GED-to-College Program Named Star Award Finalist

The San Antonio College GED-to-College Transition Program has been named a finalist for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Star Award. Read More >

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GED-to-College Program Named Star Award Finalist

The San Antonio College GED-to-College Transition Program has been named a finalist for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Star Award. Read More >

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SAC Receives Perkins Leadership Grant

San Antonio College has been awarded a $57,000 Perkins State Leadership Grant to help the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Training (ASL/IT) improve statewide interpreter education training. Read More >

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META Scholarships Now Available

Math, Engineering and Technology Awards (META) Scholarships are now available for SAC Engineering majors. Read More >

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SAC and OLLU Awarded $3.1 Million Grant

San Antonio College and Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) have been awarded a $3.1 million Title V cooperative grant from the Department of Education. Read More >

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Paramedic Program Earns National Accreditation

The San Antonio College Paramedic program has been awarded a five-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP). Read More >

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Early Childhood Center Open Enrollment

The San Antonio College Early Childhood Center is accepting new students for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More >

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Upward Bound Math & Science Grant

 San Antonio College receives Upward Bound Math & Science Grant;
Second grant to benefit SAISD High School Students


SAN ANTONIO, TX (Oct. 5, 2012) – San Antonio College has been selected to receive a $1.25 million grant ($250,000 per year for five years) from the U.S. Department of Education for a new  Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program for 9th through 12th grade students at Highlands High School.

This announcement comes on the heels of SAC's Upward Bound award at Fox Tech and Lanier  high schools and UBMS award at Edison high School, which means SAC is hosting nearly $4 million in programs that will serve low-income youth in SAISD for the next five years.

“This major grant allows us to provide the resources necessary to help Highland High School students succeed academically and move on to college,” said President Robert Zeigler. “This grant fits in with San Antonio's vision to become a magnet for STEM employers, the CyberCity USA initiative and similar programs.”

Nationwide, there were 160 UBMS awards,  quite possibly one of the most competitive rounds in the program's history. The Department of Education gave UBMS an extra $10 million for this year's competition.

UBMS will provide tutoring, college readiness instruction, assistance in applying for college admissions and financial aid, financial literacy workshops and a summer academic program that emphasizes math and science to prepare students for their next year of study in high school or college. UBMS students can take advantage of a Summer Bridge program that allows graduating seniors to earn up to seven hours of college credit from SAC free of charge, and UBMS students will have opportunities to participate in a grant-funded summer research experience at University of The Incarnate Word each summer.

The SAC Upward Bound Math Science program will assist 56 students each year with six credits of college for summer bridge. At least two-thirds of all participants must be low-income and potential first-generation college students.

UBMS is one of eight Department of Education TRIO programs that assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities in progressing through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. Students are recommended for the program by teachers and counselors.

For more information about TRIO programs, visit www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html
For more information about UBMS at SAC, contact Project Director Linda Leech at 210-486-0895 or lleech1@alamo.edu.

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