Double Discovery Center


Educating Children of Promise since 1965



The Double Discovery Center is accepting applications from students, across the 7th through 12th grades, from its ten partner NYC public schools: 

Upward Bound (UB) | Students enroll in 9th or 10th grade. Partner schools include:

  • Frederick Douglass Academy I
  • Global Learning Collaborative
  • Philip Randolph HS
  • Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing &Visual Arts
  • Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School

Talent Search (TS) | Students enroll from 7th thru 12th grade. Partner schools include:

  • Community Health Academy of the Heights
  • Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
  • Park East High School
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning & Social Change
  • Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts

Applicants must be low-income as defined by the Federal income guidelines and/or first-generation in his or her family to attend college.  To be first-generation means that neither of the student’s parents or legal guardians has a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education in the United States.  Additionally, students must have a current school attendance rate of no less than 80%.

We invite all eligible students to complete and submit an application with the necessary documentation. A complete application must include responses to all of the questions and be signed by the student as well as the parent/guardian. Additionally, it must be accompanied by the items listed below.  Failure to include all documents will result in a delay in the review of your application.

  • Copy of the student’s most recent high school transcript  
  • Copy of the student’s current attendance record or most recent report card
  • Copy of parent or guardian’s signed 1040 tax return or public assistance budget letter if available, or a completed family/household income section

If you determine that you meet the eligibility criteria, we invite you to complete and submit an application with the necessary documentation (e.g. high school transcript, the report card or attendance record for the current academic year, and family income verification).