Princeton University Preparatory Program

PUPP is a rigorous academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students. The multi-year, tuition-free program prepares participants for admission to and success in highly selective colleges. 

It includes a 6-week summer program for 3 consecutive summers, year-round events including weekly meetings, cultural enrichment, college tours and test prep, and college application/financial aid help. Students receive various materials, including a Chromebook upon entry to the program.


  • Must be invited to apply as a 9th grader
  • Submit an online application
  • Submit a writing sample
  • Submit a teacher recommendation

Application available in March


  • Meet income guidelines
  • Attend Ewing HS, Lawrence HS, Nottingham HS, Princeton HS, or Trenton Central HS
  • Meet academic standards and test score standards
  • Show leadership potential and commitment to higher education

Point Person: Dr. Jason Klugman, PUPP Director


Email: [email protected]