MONTGOMERY, W.Va. -- West Virginia University Institute of Technology said it's receiving more than $1.8 million to fund the Upward Bound program over the next five years.
The program provides support for high school students in their pre-college and higher-education pursuits. WVU Tech says the funding will support academic instruction, counseling and tutoring on the school's Montgomery campus.
The program serves 90 participants from area high schools, including Clay County, Fayetteville and Meadow Bridge.
WVU Tech credited Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., and Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both D-W.Va., for securing the funding.