Five graduating seniors involved with the Upward Bound program at Dakota County Technical College have received significant scholarships to pursue higher education.

Part of the family of federal TRIO programs, Upward Bound helps students succeed academically by giving them the tools they need to graduate from high school and then enroll and graduate from college.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by DCTC, the program serves 50 students in grades 9-12 from Henry Sibley and South St. Paul high schools and 60 students from Burnsville High School.

The students are:

Burnsville High School – Soknary Men - Promise Grant at Augsburg; Selena Sysourath - Promise Grant at Augsburg; Madisyn Gowans - Promise Grant/Summer Bridge participant at Augsburg

Henry Sibley High School – Vilay Kith - Dell Scholarship

South Saint Paul High School – Ingri Ramirez Martin - Promise Grant Augsburg and Augsburg SSS Summer Bridge

DCTC provides highly skilled and technical training for today’s most in-demand jobs. The DCTC community includes more than 2,200 full- and part-time students training in 55 different programs to boost their earning potential and launch or change their careers. DCTC was founded in 1970 in Rosemount.

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