Arkansas Tech University freshman Kaylee Freeman of Hector has earned the 2019 Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) Pre-College Scholarship.
A 2019 graduate of Hector High School, Freeman participated in the Upward Bound program through ATU while still in high school. She is majoring in biology on the pre-dental track at Arkansas Tech.
Upward Bound is a federally-funded program that serves high school students with identified class, social and cultural barriers to higher education as defined by TRIO, a federal initiative created in 1965.
Students selected for the program must meet income guidelines as set by the federal government and/or be a potential first-generation college student.
The Upward Bound classic program at ATU serves students from the public high schools in Atkins, Dover, Hector and Lamar. ATU’s Upward Bound math and science program is for public high school students from Danville, Dardanelle, Two Rivers and Western Yell County.
Visit www.atu.edu/trio to learn more about the Upward Bound programs at ATU.