- Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
- Entering Grade: 10th
- Program Delivery: Day, Online
- Session Start: February
- Session Length: Academic Year, Other
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: College Application, Writing
- Minimum Cost: Free
- Gender: Coed
PUPP is a rigorous, academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students from local districts. Our multi-year, tuition-free program prepares participants for admission to and success within selective colleges and universities, and beyond.
Students are selected to become PUPP Scholars during the spring of their freshmen year of high school. PUPP currently partners directly with six high schools in the Mercer County, NJ region: Ewing High School, Lawrence High School, Nottingham High School (Hamilton, NJ), Princeton High School and Trenton Central High School. Students must attend one of these schools in order to be eligible for the program. Acceptance into PUPP is contingent upon a student’s academic record, state exam scores (PARCC), a writing sample, house-hold income, and their performance in a small group interview, leadership potential, and commitment to pursuing higher education.