This page provides important information for Upward Scholars students and prospective students.
Upward Scholars Applications for New and Returning Students
The deadline for completing the Upward Scholars fall application for returning students is August 15th. If you have questions about completing the application, please contact our coordinator, Tania Ventura at tania@UpwardScholars.org or (650) 649-8883. The application for returning students is here.
We are no longer accepting applications for new students for fall.
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.
Friday Evening Conversation Club Meets September 28; Sign Up Today!
The Upward Scholar Friday evening Conversation Club is a great opportunity to chat with native speakers and have a good time too!
When: Friday, September 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Sequoia Adult School, 3247 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park.
ESL Conversation Club at Canada 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.
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, Upward Scholars scholarships, adding or dropping a class, basic computer problems
Help choosing classes, writing resumes, applying for jobs, etc.
Upward Scholars Director
Cañada College: Academic advice, financial aid, class registration for ESL students
Sequoia District Adult School
(650) 306-8866, ext. 77935 email@example.com
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
Sequoia District Adult School office: Academic advice, financial aid, class registration for 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.
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.).