FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Gareth Murray
GRANTS TO PREPARE GEAR UP STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
Grants are part of the State’s College Preparation
Annapolis, MD (August 26, 2010) – The
Maryland Higher Education Commission has awarded grants
totaling over $750,000 to help prepare low-income high
school students for college.
The grants, under the State’s College
Preparation Intervention Program (CPIP), were awarded to
nine institutions of higher education to support Maryland
“GEAR UP – Focus on Math” sites. Maryland Gaining Early
Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
is a federally funded early intervention program
administered by the Maryland State Department of Education.
“Maryland’s GEAR UP students are
currently seniors in high school,” said Dr. James E. Lyons,
Secretary of Higher Education. “Now more than ever they
need support from the Maryland Higher Education Commission
and college partners to ensure they take the necessary steps
to attend college next year.”
This year’s recipients of the CPIP
awards will offer a variety of programming to include hands
on college admission workshops, career exploratory
activities, and financial aid awareness seminars.
The following institutions received
awards: Capitol College; Community College of Baltimore
County; Prince George’s Community College; Towson
University; University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of
Maryland, College Park (School of Engineering); University
of Maryland, College Park (College of Education); University
of Maryland Eastern Shore; and Wor-Wic Community College.
The Maryland Higher Education
Commission is Maryland’s higher education coordinating board
responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland
public and independent colleges and universities and for
private career schools.