UM to Host 55 Upward Bound Students During Six-Week Summer Program

April 02, 2014

MISSOULA – Upward Bound students from Missoula and Browning will participate in a six-week summer academic program at the University of Montana from June 22 to Aug. 1. The 55 students will live and dine on campus and engage in English, math and science courses, as well as college-preparatory activities.

Students qualify for Upward Bound based on academic performance, family income and parents’ level of education. About 75 percent of participants are considered low income by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the U.S. Census Bureau, or because their families receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Families Achieving Independence in Montana.

During the summer program, qualifying students will receive free, nutritious meals through the Summer Food Service Program.

Students attending the program are from Missoula’s Big Sky and Hellgate high schools and Browning High School. They receive high school credit for the academic courses in which they participate during the summer program.

For more information call UM TRiO – Upward Bound Academic Coordinator Mickey Lyngholm at 406-243-5545 or email mickey.lyngholm@mso.umt.edu.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the University of Montana is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410, or call toll free 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact: Mickey Lyngholm, academic coordinator, TRiO – Upward Bound at UM, 406-243-5545, mickey.lyngholm@mso.umt.edu.