Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Donate to Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a grant-funded educational opportunity program that helps low-income high school students from Attleboro, Taunton and Fall River achieve their dreams of going on to college. Any donations to the program would be put to direct use to improve the services that we offer to our students.

Both Bristol Community College and the BCC Upward Bound Program are non-profit educational organizations that qualify as 501(c)(3) organizations, so all donations are tax-deductible.There are many ways that donations can be used by Upward Bound to enhance student success. For example, funds could be used to buy additional equipment or classroom texts and supplies, to increase the number of cultural activities that we can offer, to help pay for off-campus trips to visit college campuses, and host special guest speakers. Alternatively, you could choose to donate to benefit a specific part of the program, for example, our "Bridge Scholarship." Each summer, 10-15 Upward Bound students who have just graduated from high school and plan to enroll at college in the fall participate in our Bridge Program. During this six-week program, Bridge students take a college English or math course, live in a dormitory with the rest of our students, attend a variety of workshops, work part-time, and mentor our undergraduate students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide these students with some money for books and supplies and lab fees for their first semester at college. Since our grant funds cannot be used for this purpose, this scholarship is primarily funded through private donations.
To donate:

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, you may do so by sending a check made out to:

BCC Upward Bound
Bristol Community College,
777 Elsbree St.,
Fall River MA 02720.

For tax purposes, we will provide you with documentation of our 501(c)(3) status and a receipt for your donation once we have received it. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your donation in specific, please call our office at ext. 2324.

Upward Bound is a Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

The Bristol Community College Upward Bound Dollars for Scholars Chapter is affiliated with the Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America, a nationally-recognized student aid organization.