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Community College of Philadelphia Upward Bound


The goal of the Community College of Philadelphia TRIO Upward Bound program is to increase the rate at which traditionally underrepresented students enroll in and graduate from college. They provide academic support, emotional encouragement and assistance with the college application and financial aid process as a means of overcoming social barriers to higher education. They seek to broaden students’ horizons by providing academic enrichment, college visits and cultural activities.


In order to apply, you must be entering 9th or 10th grade at either Benjamin Franklin High School, Building 21, Furness High School or South Philadelphia High School.