Get Ready for College with TRIO Upward Bound at CCP!

Get Ready for College with TRIO Upward Bound at CCP!

The goal of TRIO Upward Bound is to increase college enrollment and graduation rates for students from low-income households or from homes where neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree. The program provides academic support, emotional encouragement and assistance with the college application and financial aid process.

What exactly do you get with TRIO Upward Bound? A whole lot! Including:

  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • College visits
  • Guidance counseling
  • SAT prep fee waived
  • College application and financial aid instruction
  • Transit tokens to and from program
  • Free lunch
  • Rewards for honor roll and perfect attendance

In order to apply, students must be entering 9th or 10th grade at one of the following high schools: Benjamin Franklin, Edison-Fareira, Germantown, South Philadelphia or West Philadelphia. Students must either be the first person in the family to go to college and/or must qualify as low income by the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines. Students must complete an application and an interview in order to qualify for the program.

For more information about Upward Bound and to fill out an application, click here! You can also learn more at