upward bound students in front of waterfall

Who Can Participate / Eligibility

  • Students between the ages of 13-18 who reside in Paterson and/or currently attend a Paterson Public School
  • 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
  • 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