DOE Awards Classic Upward Bound Grant

Dr. Leon Rouson

Norfolk State University has been awarded a grant titled Classic Upward Bound from the United States Department of Education for $1.28 million after a five-year hiatus. The award will run from September 2017 to August 2022.  Dr. Leon Rouson, a professor in the School of Education, is the principal investigator and project director. The new grant project will provide outreach and supportive services for 60 high school participants from the Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk school districts . The goal of the project is to help high school students recognize and to develop their potential and encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees. The Classic Upward Bound program has both academic year and summer components.

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