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Dec. 12

Dec. 12, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC receives grant to fund Upward Bound Math and Science


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Upward Bound Math and Science program is the recipient of a $1,319,690 grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant is good for $263,938 per year for the next five years. The program is geared towards students at Omaha Northwest High School who have an interest in math, science and other STEM fields. 


“The Upward Bound Math and Science is an important program for the College to offer as it exposes first-generation and low income students to careers in STEM fields and job possibilities that they may not have imagined,” said Cynthia Gooch-Grayson, associate vice president for Equity and Diversity.   


Program services include; summer programming to include academic enrichment, year-round advisement, exposure to college level faculty, financial literacy education and support to students to graduate high school and help transition them into college. 


For more information about MCC’s Upward Bound Math and Science program, visit 




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.