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11th Graders: Philadelphia Futures College Connection Program Accepting Applications

August 23, 2021

Applications are open for the Philadelphia Futures College Connection program.

Program Description:
The College Connection Program is a comprehensive, individualized, and rigorous college access program serving promising students in Philadelphia’s public, public charter, and parochial high schools beginning in their junior year. This two-year intensive program guides academically prepared students through the college application, admissions, and financial aid processes. As our students matriculate to college, they transition from our College Connection program to our College Success program, which works with them through college completion.

Program Offerings:
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personalized college guidance and staff support throughout your junior and senior years of high school
• weekly college-readiness programming, including SAT prep
• educational resources like tutoring and access to a computer lab
• access to summer programming and extracurricular activities
• opportunity to receive career exposure and financial incentives for strong academic performance
• opportunity to visit college campuses and to attend admissions information sessions for a variety of colleges throughout the country who visit the College Connections office
• opportunity for students who qualify to take advantage of benefits offered by program partner colleges, including extensive financial aid packages and on-campus supports

Eligibility:
• live in Philadelphia and attend a Philadelphia public, public charter, or parochial high school
• currently be in 11th grade (while the program normally recruits in the 10th grade, they are seeking current 11th graders due to a prolonged 2021 recruitment season)
• be a first-generation-to-college student (this means that neither biological parent has a bachelor’s degree from an American college or university)
• meet family income guidelines (see link above for details)

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