What We Do

Financial Support  |  Academic Support  |  Community Support  |  Career Development Support


Most Upward Scholars students have minimum wage jobs. With Upward Scholars' support, students can attend community college for about $40 a semester. 

Upward Scholars provides students with


Textbooks, which can cost several hundred dollars a semester


Transportation to college (Clipper transit cards for students who take the bus to college and parking passes for students who drive)


Laptops, for students who need them


Food vouchers, so students can eat lunch and dinner for free while at college


Upward Scholars students are from low-income backgrounds and hence qualify for tuition waivers from community college.