Fayetteville State University plans to use an $8.2 million grant to help more than 1,500 Cumberland County students prepare for college.
The university will get money from the U.S. Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, over the next seven years, according to statement released Monday by FSU officials. The programs are intended to prepare middle and high school students for college through the academic preparation program.
Students from Douglas Byrd Middle School, Douglas Byrd High School, E.E. Smith High School, Lewis Chapel Middle School, Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School, Seventy First High School, Westover Middle School and Westover High School will participate.