IVY LEGACY FOUNDATION
The Ivy Legacy Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to exceptional high school seniors as well as non-traditional students from the greater Philadelphia Area. Many different scholarships are available.
Visit www.ivylegacy.org to see the current offerings.
THE PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
More than 50 scholarships are awarded annually by The Philadelphia Foundation from scholarship funds the foundation manages.
Consult the searchable directory at www.philafound.org to discover what each scholarship funds, its requirements, application materials needed and deadlines. Important Note: Each scholarship has individual criteria, deadline and requirements. Before applying, carefully review the information provided to make sure the scholarship is an appropriate one for you.
NURSING SCHOOLS ALMANAC SCHOLARSHIP
Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Their website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Interested students can visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.
Horatio Alger Scholarship
In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school graduation, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and United States Citizenship. Scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $7,000 to $25,000.
Students may apply online - http://scholars.horatioalger.org - deadline for applications is October 25th.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial in 1995 to honor students for outstanding acts of community service. If you have participated in community service activities over the past year you may fill out an online application here - http://spirit.prudential.com - deadline to complete the application is November 8th, 2016.
Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program with the Maguire Foundation
The Maguire Foundation has set a goal to provide 25 scholarships (up to $200,000 in renewable scholarships) to Pennsylvania high school graduates who stay in-state to pursue higher education. Seniors at ALL Pennsylvania high schools are eligible to apply if they: 1) Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, non-proprietary four-year college of university in the state of Pennsylvania. 2) Have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 3) Demonstrate financial need.
Applications are due November 1, 2016, and awards will range up to $8,000 per year. If students meet eligibility requirements, they can renew these awards for up to three years or until they complete a Bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first). More information about the program can be found here .
Students can apply at www.scholarsapply.org/pennsylvaniasociety.
PSECU (Pennsylvania State Employee Credit Union)
The Pennsylvania State Employee Credit Union is offering scholarship opportunities for high school seniors. There are a total of six $8,000. scholarships that will be awarded to students who are planning to attend a two or four-year college or university. Each recipient will receive up to $2,000. per year for up to four years provided scholarship requirements are met. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be a PSECU member or register to be a PSECU member by December 31, 2016 ( please see www.psecu.com/eligibility for more details) Please Note: The Academic Profile section of the scholarship packet must be completed by the student's Guidance Counselor prior to submitting to PSECU. The application packet is due by noon on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Please visit www.psecu.com/scholarships to download the application.
WACE -Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education
The National Co-op Scholarship Program is looking to award 175 merit scholarships to current high school seniors. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on 4.0 scale. Applicants must be applying for 2017-2018 admission to one of the following
There are varying application deadlines (Drexel is due 2/1/2017) Please visit www.waceinc.org for more information. Please note: the application does include 200-word essay on why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program. EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED
Application is available at http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/scholonlineapp.html
2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
The GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is honoring the legacy of our nation’s 40th President by awarding college bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. The Program will select numerous recipients to receive a $10,000. Scholarship renewable for up to three years. ($40,000. total per recipient) To be eligible, applicants must be a senior in high school intending to enroll in a full time undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year university. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong academic performance (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship at school, work or within the community. Application Deadline January 5, 2017
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program
The Ronald McDonald House Charities are offering a scholarship opportunity to help students make their dream of a college education come true. RMHC are seeking students who are in financial need and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Beginning October 1, 2016 graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships online. The deadline for the 2016 academic year is January 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 16, 2017.
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology along with the School District of Harrisburg will be conducting a state wide financial literacy contest. This contest is for grades 7-12 in school districts state wide. Submissions can include a 2 minute short video, short essay or poem on What Financial Literacy Means to You? Deadline is November 26, 2016 and winners will be announced in April. The prizes for the award have not been released yet but in the past have been cash.
Please send submissions to:
Dr. Jay Liebowitz
Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Questions? Call Jay at 717.901.5163
PENNSYLVANIA JCI SENATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Pennsylvania JCI (Junior Chamber International) Senate is an organization affiliated with the Pennsylvania Jaycees and the United States JCI Senate. This organization promotes leadership training through community involvement and believe “that service to humanity is the best work of life.” Our commitment to working with our communities and serving others is the basis for our scholarship program. The Pennsylvania JCI Senate annually sponsors a scholarship for senior students who are residents of Pennsylvania. We will be awarding two $500 scholarships this year. The applications of these two recipients will then be forwarded to the United States JCI Senate Foundation for consideration to receive an additional national grant of $1000. Each student needs to submit only one copy of the completed application and appropriate attachments (via postal mail), for judging. The scholarship application is available on the U.S. JCI Senate website. Go to www.usjcisenate.org and click on "Scholarship Program" in the top header for the link to the application.
The completed application, with all appropriate attachments, must be postmarked by January 20, 2017.
Please mail to:
Jeri M Stoehr
53 Highland Rd. #106
Bethel Park, PA 15102
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation to offer a full tuition, room and board scholarship to five incoming freshmen from PA. These students must exemplify leadership, scholarship, service, perseverance, and innovation. Known as the Stamps Scholarship,the award also provides up to $17,400 in enrichment funds to be used over four years for the purpose of study abroad, unpaid internships, research, and other leadership experiences.
Nordenberg Scholars Program
Each year, 10 graduating high school seniors from Pennsylvania will be selected to participate in the Nordenberg Scholars Program. Each student will each receive a full-tuition scholarship for eight terms; one international experience; and paid internships in the summers after their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Nordenberg Leadership Scholars are provided with the resources for a rich collegiate experience with opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development, civic engagement, and interaction with organizations and corporations in the Pittsburgh region.
Please note, while your students’ credentials will be AUTOMATICALLY reviewed for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships, consideration for the Stamps Scholarship and the Nordenberg Scholars Program requires the submission of additional materials and is completely voluntary.
To be considered, the following three items must be submitted together and received by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid:
Encourage your students to start the PA Scholars Application today!
Hamilton Scholars (Juniors)
The Hamilton Award recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments. Each year, 35-40 students are selected to participate in the Alexander Hamilton Scholars leadership program. Our winners are high-achieving, service-focused high school juniors with grit, perseverance, and demonstrated need. All applicants should be college-bound, and committed to participating in our rigorous leadership program, designed to provide a comprehensive network of support and practical guidance to Alexander Hamilton Scholars as they transition from high school to college and beyond.
Provided at no cost to the student, the program consists of individual support through phone calls and emails with AHS staff members and an assigned peer Scholar mentor. Group support and learning is offered through conference calls, and each year of the program also includes a leadership conference hosted in various cities, including an international service project during Year 3. Winners will also receive: a $500 cash scholarship to pay for college application and testing fees. all winners will have access to AHS internship programs and will join a distinguished cohort of peers from across the U.S. Interested applicants for the 2017 Hamilton Award can apply online at http://hamiltonscholars.org/1/the-program/program-overview/
All applications must be submitted by January 13th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
Each year the PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) offers the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship which is a $500 scholarship for a Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field (career in secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education (including business education teaching), business management, etc.). Applicants must demonstrate scholastic achievement and motivation for higher education, demonstrate qualities and traits of leadership, citizenship, and service to school and community. Recommendations from business education department member and/or school counselor must be sent with the application. Again, the students should have a goal to attend a 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning with the intent to major in a business-related field (may include but are not limited to (career in secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education (including business education teaching.), business management etc.
Application, letter of recommendation and official transcripts must be received by the PAEOP Scholarship Committee chairperson on or before March 1.
Application Available at: http://www.paeop.com/Page/76
Contributions, questions, or requests should be directed to committee chair:
Phoenixville Area School District
386 City Line Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Work Phone #: 484.927.5010
Work Fax #: 610.933.3189
The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will provide its annual scholarship aid to students regardless of race, sex, in pursuit of higher education.
The minimum requirements for applicants include: students must be applying to a two or four-year college or university, minimum “B” average (2.5) and attend a Philadelphia County School. Applicants must submit the following information:
Application deadline is February 3, 2017. Please mail the completed application and required documents to:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
P.O. Box 25201
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Please see Ms. Runyen in Guidance for the application.
With help from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gettysburg College is offering a STEM scholarship program. This scholarship is for students who are interested in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics). STEM scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans. Students will have the opportunity to
The Urban League of Philadelphia
Each year, the Urban League of Philadelphia awards scholarships to students pursing college degrees. The scholarships are intended to supplement funding for deserving students. Applications, transcripts and letters of recommendation are due by February 3, 2017.
Scholarship Application Checklist
Online: Applications can be submitted via the online form. You can upload all supplementary documents to the form, or email them separately to email@example.com.The following students are encouraged to apply based on requests from our donors:
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts. Past Prize recipients receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a national symposium on race at Princeton University. Prize recipients are recognized at ceremonies in their local regions by Princeton alumni. PPRR operates in 27 regions nationally and is growing at a steady pace. We are a volunteer-run organization enlisting the support of over 300 Princeton alumni, all dedicated to an inclusive and supportive society. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply. All applications are due January 31, 2017. Please visit http://pprize.princeton.edu/ for the application.
The Philadelphia City Scholarship
The City of Philadelphia wants to help more students afford college and graduate with as little debt as possible. That’s the idea behind the Philadelphia City Scholarship. 50 Philadelphia students will be awarded $1,000 per year for four years of college. The deadline for application submissions if February 24, 2017.
To apply, you must submit:
Mail applications to:
Mayor’s Office of Education
C/O City Scholarship
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
2017 Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program
The SAG Scholarship Program through Firstrust Bank will be granting a total of $50,000 in academic scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. Students will complete a 250-word essay on the topic: How my college education will cultivate prosperity in my community. The senior students can receive scholarship of the ranging amounts from $1,000 to $10,000. For submission, students can email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the website at www.firstrust.com/scholarship
The deadline for the students to complete the application and submit their essay on or before February 28, 2017.
Cabrini University- Science Scholars for Social Justice (SSSJ)
Cabrini University has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop an innovative new program, the Science Scholars for Social Justice (SSSJ). The grant will provide scholarships of up to $8,000 per year for four years for each participant interested in studying Biology and/or Chemistry at Cabrini University. The eligibility requirements are the following:
Applications are being accepted now through February 15, 2017
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship Program
The goals for this program are to promote business and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring business professionals to research and understand what a career in business requires. Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who intends to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Related majors include: Business Administration, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Human Resource Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship and e-commerce.
The scholarship offered is a one-year non-renewable scholarship of $1,000. Applicants must submit an application via the scholarship application form on http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-program Applicants must submit an original 250-500-word essay on the following topic: Why is the formal study of business and its related fields important? Essay is submitted via our scholarship application page and MUST include your name and contact information. Application deadline is June 1, 2017.
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program
The goals for the program is to promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires.
2017 Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund scholarship program
Since 2005, the Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund has provided educational opportunities and financial support in the form of college scholarships to local high school seniors. The Fund provides scholarships based upon the financial need of students as well as the costs associated with their educational pursuits. A minimum of 8 scholars are selected annually, with awards being made to students pursuing vocational, associate, or baccalaureate educational degrees.
On behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts Greater Philadelphia, the Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program will be open on March 1, 2017 and conclude on April 17, 2017. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational technical school in fall 2017. As part of the criteria, scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of “well-rounded” character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities and experience in the work environment. The scholarship will award $2,000. to 25 qualified students. For the scholarship application and additional information, please visit: https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/scholarship.html
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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program
PFCU created the Scholarship Program in 2004 to further our philosophy of giving back to members and the communities that we serve. Our commitment to the young leaders in our communities demonstrates a firm belief in their ability to pursue their life's desires and dreams. There will be four $2,500 scholarships awarded to high school seniors that are members in good standing of the Credit Union Application requires are transcripts, a teacher’s reference, and two completed essay questions. Scholarship funds must be used for tuition or textbooks only at an accredited college, university or business school. NOTE - Employees of PFCU, directors, volunteers and their immediate families are ineligible to participate.
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, and strength of character; have financial need; and are committed to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree.
To be considered eligible for the scholarship program, applicants must:
A copy of the full Student Aid Report (SAR). Income documentation must be submitted online
The Tax Ladies Scholarship Fund
The Tax Ladies Scholarship Fund will award a $200 scholarship to five graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into, and have enrolled in a full time course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, trade, technical or business school.
Applicants must submit the following:
Applications can be dropped off or mailed to:
Scholarships are updated frequently.
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