A program designed to encourage high school students in Ohio’s 29 Appalachian counties to attend college has been given a big boost by Harvard University. Harvard has awarded the Ohio Appalachia Center for Higher Education $100,000. The Center is a consortium of ten Ohio colleges and universities. With funding from the Center, participating high schools plan field trips to college campuses, arrange practice ACT tests and organize student visits to professional offices and factories. It also employs more visible tactics. For instance, college scholarship winners may be publicly acknowledged during school announcements. Teachers are encouraged to wear clothes with their alma maters and to find casual moments with student to discuss their educational future.