Who Can Participate / Eligibility

  • Students between the ages of 13-18 who resides and or currently attending a Paterson Public School (http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us/)
  • Students who are potential first generation college bound
    • Neither parent/guardian can currently possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Students who meet the low-income requirements as defined by the Federal Government (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html)
  • Students who are U.S. Citizens, permanent residents or in the process of applying for permanent residency
  • Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Students who want to pursue higher education and show commitment to their studies
  • Students who demonstrate the potential for academic success and personal growth