STAMFORD — Stamford High School has been awarded another five-year federal grant for its Upward Bound Program, which prepares underserved and first-generation college-bound students for higher education.

The award — a continuation of a grant project that started in 2012 — helps prepare than 60 students for success in high school, college enrollment and, ultimately, college graduation. The grant award will be $257,500 per year, for a total of about $1.3 million over a five-year period ending in 2022.

Through the program, students participate in college and cultural trips, receive academic support and assistance in the college application process throughout the year and attend a six-week program at the University of Connecticut in Stamford.

In 2017, all 19 seniors in the program have been accepted to colleges.

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