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Rep. Claudia Tenney Announces $536,000 GEAR UP Grant Awarded to MVCC

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Washington, October 4, 2018 | comments

Utica, NY—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) has been awarded a $536,000 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant.

“This is welcome news for students and families across the Mohawk Valley. GEAR UP will provide critical funding to ensure our students are prepared to enter the next step of their education and succeed,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “The team at MVCC leads the way in working alongside our local employers providing students with access to training and key programs that will prepare them to be successful in our workforce locally. Partnerships like this give our students a leg up, ensuring our leaders of tomorrow are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful well beyond high school and college.”

The grant is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEA UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.

 

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