Daytona State College receives $1.4 million to launch program with Mainland High School

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Daytona State $1.4 million to create the Upward Bound program with Mainland High School that will help underserved and first-generation 9th through 12th graders transition from high school to college.


The program begins this Fall and will support up to 60 students annually.

Students will be selected based on an application process to determine eligibility.

Students participating in the program will benefit from a range of services, including classroom instruction, ACT preparation, career research, academic and career planning, tutoring, financial aid advising, and cultural enrichment and events designed to develop self-esteem and self-awareness.

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Activities will take place during the school year and during the summertime. During the summers, an academy will be held that includes a residential experience in the recently opened Student Residence Hall on the Daytona Beach Campus.

Students who meet participant requirements can receive a monthly stipend and will experience life on the college campus during the summer academy.

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