NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6 May, 2000
Contact: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456; firstname.lastname@example.org
CSUB wins federal funding for programs
California State University, Bakersfield won funding from the U.S. Department of Education for three projects aimed at improving the use of technology in the classroom and increasing access to higher education among migrant students.
Project TNT was funded for $377,539. Working with Apple Computers' California Learning Interchange, the project will train student teachers in the best use of computers in the classroom.
The grant, which is anticipated to be renewed for an additional two years, was awarded through the Department of Education's Teachers Technology Program.
The High School Equivalency Program was funded for $397,971. The program, which will be the first of its kind in Kern County, will provide migrant and seasonal farmworkers with an eight-week summer program at CSUB offering intensive instruction in five GED course areas.
The grant, which is anticipated to be renewed for an additional four years, was awarded through the Department of Education's High School Equivalency Program.
The College Assistance Migrant Program was funded for $348,950. The program will help students from farm worker families complete the first year of college and work toward the completion of their baccalaureate degree.
The program will provide 80 to 100 CAMP participants with a summer residential education program prior to the first semester, and additional financial aid, counseling, and support through their senior year.
The grant, which is expected to be renewed for an additional four years, was awarded through the Department of Education's College Assistance Migrant Program.
"We are delighted that the Department of Education has awarded CSUB these grants," said CSUB President Tomas Arciniega. "The grants will enable us to help students for whom a university education has often been out of reach."
For more information about the programs, please call CSUB's Office of Diversity Initiatives at 661/664-3052.