PALAU COLLEGE GETS $1.6 MILLION U.S. GRANT

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KOROR Palau (Palau Horizon, June 22) — The Palau Community College’s Upward Bound Program received over $1.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education (DOE) which will cover a five year period.

Kuye Belelai, Project Director of the PCC Upward Bound Program in an interview said that the money will be used to finances the services of the program.

Belelai said that the program is designed to develop and strengthen skills of college bound students.

She said it also helps student get secondary education to enable students to contribute to the country’s progress.

Belelai said PCC requested for the grant and that the program has two components which is stipend for the summer school and work study program.

Belelai said the program’s grant application got a 100 percent rating and the proposal was among the top ten best applications.

She cited that there were 998 applications submitted to DOE and 775 institutions will be receiving financial assistance.

Belelai said about 110 students are benefiting from the program and that the new grant will be used beginning September this year.

She also cited that this is the biggest grant the program received so far since its inception in 1983.

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