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PASS is comprised of four federally funded United States Department of Education (ED) academic support programs: McNair Scholars Program, Upward Bound Central Program (UBCP), Upward Bound North Program (UBNP) and Title Five Project GRAD. ED provides yearly funding for PASS in the amount of $1,351,786 to increase student retention and graduation rates through the following grants: McNair-P217A170075, UBCP-P047A170169, UBNP-P047A170168 and Title V Project GRAD – P031S150027.
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McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program. The program prepares low income, first generation and underrepresented undergraduate students to pursue their doctoral degree through research and other services provided by the program. McNair has developed and implemented services that increase student college retention and graduation rates.
The mission of the TAMUCC Upward Bound Central and North Programs is to improve the retention, graduation rates and overall academic success of the target area high school students. These two new programs will work with students at Moody, West OSO, Miller and Coles high schools. The required services will increase the target high school college admission rates for disadvantaged students. These services include TSIA, SAT, ACT preparation which is designed to prepare these target school students for postsecondary education programs through weekly tutorial programs provided by TAMUCC Tutors. Grant funded staff will also provide summer instructional services along with, advising, tutoring, counseling, field trips, on-campus and cultural experiences.
Project GRAD, funded by the Department of Education Title V program, is geared towards providing services and programs needed to keep the educational pipeline open to Hispanic, first-generation, low-income, and traditionally underrepresented students.