What We Do

Financial Support  |  Academic Support  |  Community Support

 

Most Upward Scholars students have minimum wage jobs. With Upward Scholars' support, students can attend community college for about $30 a semester. 

Upward Scholars pays for

 
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Textbooks, which can cost several hundred dollars a semester

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

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Laptops, for students who need them

 
 

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