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MSSU’s Upward Bound program receives five-year grant

The Upward Bound program at Missouri Southern State University has been approved for a five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant – which will provide $289,195 per year, starting Sept. 1 – will help fund the program, which prepares high-school students for post-secondary education. Currently, it serves 70 students from the Joplin, Carl Junction, Carthage, Webb City and East Newton school districts. “We have to show the need in the area to be app…