Arkansas Tech University announced Monday that it has received a $1.3 million, five-year U.S. Department of Education grant to enhance its support for veterans of the U.S. Armed Services.
The grant will fund Veterans Upward Bound, a program that will provide student success resources to 125 veterans at ATU each year and is expected to launch in the Spring 2018 semester.
Grant funding for the first year is $263,938.
The funding will support the hiring of three full-time employees to administer the program, which will serve students on the ATU campuses in Russellville and Ozark. Phillip Bridgmon, ATU's associate vice president for academic affairs, is lead administrator for the program.