This page provides important information for Upward Scholars students and prospective students.
Upward Scholars Applications for New and Returning Students
We will have applications for spring 2019 available in December.
Application to Request an Upward Scholars Tutor
If you’d like to work with an Upward Scholars tutor, complete this application. If you have questions about the tutoring program, contact Upward Scholars Coordinator, Tania Ventura, at (650) 649-8883.
Upward Scholars Progress Reports for Fall 2018: Due October 19th
Upward Scholars progress reports for fall 2018 are now available. You have to give your progress report to your teacher on October 15th or earlier and return the progress report to Upward Scholars no later than October 19th. Note that you need a progress report for each class you are taking except PE classes.
You can get free lunches and dinners through the Upward Scholars Food Voucher Program at Cañada College. With this program, you will be able to purchase The Meal Deal. To receive a food voucher for November, you have to complete this application.
Upward Scholars Conversation Club/Pie Fest Meets November 16
When: Friday, November 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Sequoia Adult School (3247 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park)
Parking: You can park in the parking lot behind Sequoia Adult School; access from Sixth Avenue, around the side of the school and through the gate. If that lot is full, you can park across the street at Garfield School, 3600 Middlefield Road.
What’s a pie fest? A Conversation Club tradition where, in honor of Thanksgiving, friends bring pies to share. You can sign up to bring a pie when you RSVP, but it’s not a requirement!
ESL Conversation Club at Cañada College Fall 2018
Practice speaking English in a fun group. Drop in any time! Clubs are sponsored by Upward Scholars but all ESL students are welcome.
When: Mon 12-1:00 pm.
Tue 12-1:00 pm.
Wed 6 - 7 pm
Where: In the Learning Center. Ask at the front desk for the room number.
FREE Beginning and Advanced Computer Class available now!
You’re invited to attend a beginning and advanced computer class in Mountain View.
When: Saturdays 11:30 to 1:30
You don’t need to register to attend. Just go to the class and say you’re from Upward Scholars.
Where to get help
This chart shows you whom to contact if you have an Upward Scholars scholarship and need help choosing classes, finding a tutor, getting your laptop fixed, etc.
Clipper transit cards, food vouchers, Upward Scholars scholarships, adding or dropping a class, basic computer problems
Upward Scholars Coordinator
Help with any questions about the program.
Help choosing classes, writing resumes, applying for jobs, etc.
Cañada College: Academic advice, financial aid, class registration for ESL students
Sequoia District Adult School
(650) 306-8866, ext. 77935 firstname.lastname@example.org
Retention Specialist for students in Level 2 and Level 3 ESL classes
Program: (650) 306-3388
Text: (650) 260-5270
San Mateo College: Academic Advice, financial aid, class registration for ESL and HSE studetns
San Mateo College
Skyline College: Academic advice, financial aid, class registration for ESL and HSE students
Cañada College: EOPS (a scholarship for students taking 12 or more units)
Low-cost Computer Software for College Students
If you are a community college student, you can purchase software very cheaply from this Web site. Note that you need to use your school email address when you make the purchase.
Scholarship for Undocumented Students
Check out Dreamers Roadmap for a list of scholarship for undocumented students. It’s also an app.
Paying for a Four-Year College
This calculator will help undocumented students determine if they can receive in-state tuition if they transfer to a four-year college.
Food Assistance Available
If you’re low-income and live in San Mateo County, you can receive free food. Call Food Connection at 1-800-984-3663, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, to learn about available food resources (pick up, delivery, meals, etc.).