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


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


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