Application Open! Rising Scholars: A College Pathway Program for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Are you a formerly incarcerated individual and thinking about college? You’re invited to apply to Rising Scholars: A College Pathway Program for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals.

Rising Scholars is a college readiness and preparation program for formerly incarcerated people who wish to explore the value of a degree across the Commonwealth. This 3-day college preparation event takes place at Penn State University Park from April 7-10th2024.

As the program begins its third year, Rising Scholars has become a strong community. Alumni across the state are working to redefine reentry and incarceration. We hope you consider joining us.

During the event in April, Rising Scholars will:

  • Meet with career counselors
  • Learn how to pay for college
  • Find what classes and careers might be right for you
  • Tour campus, sit in on classes, and meet with faculty
  • Open to all PA residents ages 18+
  • Hotel lodging and food all included

The application is now live here

Fill it out and we’ll contact you.

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