Who is eligible to participate?

  • Students in the ninth or tenth grade who attend the following schools : Poughkeepsie High School, Newburgh Free Academy, North Junior High School, South Junior High School. Poughkeepsie Middle school students are recruited for enrollment in the following year as 9th graders.
  • Students whose family income meets U.S. Department of Education guidelines and/or
  • Students whose parents have not received a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States.
  • Candidates should be interested in entering a post-secondary educational program after completing high school.
  • Candidates must be willing to make a commitment to remain active with the program through college graduation.
  • Candidates must have academic potential.