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Penn VPSE Upward Bound


Penn Upward Bound (UB) is an afterschool and summer college prep program for highly motivated students at Sayre, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, and Parkway West who demonstrate financial need or will be first-generation-to-college students.


• Attend one of Upward Bound’s participating high schools (Overbrook, Parkway West, Sayre, West Philadelphia)
• In 9th or 10th grade when they apply
• Low-income and/or first-generation-to-college
• Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher