Who We Are 

 The University of Pennsylvania High School Upward Bound Program is a college preparatory program designed to motivate and prepare students in the program for the successful pursuit of a four-year college education. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which low-income, first-generation-to-college students enroll in and graduate from a college or university with a bachelor's degree. The mission of the program is to provide high school students in grades 9-12, at the identified high schools, with academic, career and cultural enrichment resources and programming to assist students to graduate from high school and increase the rate at which low income, first generation college students matriculate and graduate from post secondary institutions.

Only students from the following Philadelphia public high schools are eligible to apply:

  • Overbrook
  • Parkway West
  • Sayre
  • West Philadelphia

For an application and additional information on eligibility, click apply.php