We believe that all students have the choice to attend college.

Urban Word NYC’s Creatively College Bound program serves New York City high school juniors and seniors on their path to college, and provides much needed guidance and support for under-served youth often alienated by the college admissions process. With New York City graduation rates lower than 50%, Creatively College Bound seeks to energize students as they research, prepare and make their college bound future a reality.

85% of students who participate in the CCB program get financial aid and or scholarships and get accepted into college.
Creatively College Bound is Urban Word’s signature college prep workshop series. It covers every step of the college admission process, with a focus on writing powerful and creative essays that can serve as personal statements and admission essays for scholarships and college applications. This series includes a vigorous scholarship search and you will learn the processes to obtain fees waivers, letters of recommendation, creating CV’s and more. 


The program awards full tuition scholarships to partner Universities and Colleges to college bound high school seniors in the tri-state area. This competition aims to celebrate the value of outstanding students who demonstrate leadership qualities, community engagement, and a fresh perspective.

fall Creatively college bound workshops

Fridays, September 28th – November 16th @ 4:30-6:30pm

5 West 19th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenue (Ring Bell Q), New York, NY 10011


For Weekend Bootcamp Session dates, email our Creatively College Bound Director at

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