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.
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Farm Companies Foundation was established in 1963 as an independent private foundation funded by the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. The Foundation provides support for key initiatives and scholarships, as well as associate-directed programs, including grants supporting volunteerism and matching gifts to charitable organizations and two- and four-year colleges and universities. These programs support the communities where State Farm associates live and work.
American Fire Sprinkler Association
The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck! Please visit https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest/hsstep1/ for more information and the scholarship application. Scholarship deadline is April 1, 2019.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000. To $25,000. Eligibility criteria includes: demonstrated financial need ($55,000. or lower adjusted gross family income is required), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, maintain a GPA of 2.0 and be a U.S. citizen. For additional details and to submit your completed application by October 25 please visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
The National Co-op Scholarship Program is looking to award 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 2018-2019 admission to one of the following
Imagine America Foundation
This page was created as a hub where anyone can quickly learn about our career college and technical education scholarships. Scholarship deadlines and amounts vary. Please visit https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/ to create an account and start your search today!
The Bezos Scholars Program, a year-long leadership development program for current high school Juniors. Each year 17 student and educator pairs are selected to create a lasting impact on their community.
The program starts with Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado from June 22-28, 2019. It also includes $1000 in funding to launch community change and college advising support during the student's senior year.
Applicants should demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity and leadership. Students should apply by February 8, 2019. To start the application, please visit www.bezosscholars.org
With help from a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), we are offering a STEM scholarship program for students 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, and have the opportunity to:
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) welcomes all qualifying students to submit a scholarship application for the 2019 Hermine Solt Student Scholarship. This is a $500 scholarship that was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field. This scholarship will be given to an eligible senior applicant graduating from a Pennsylvania High School or Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School to be used as either tuition assistance or as a school bookstore credit at any approved two or four-year post-secondary institution, college, or university majoring in the business field. (Examples include but not limited to: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Communications, Business Management, Business Communications, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Computer/Technology, or Secretarial/Admin. Assistant)
Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at PAEOP’s website: https://www.paeop.com/page/71 – under Award & Scholarships.
Due March 1, 2019
KidGuard for Education Scholarship Program
At KidGuard, we are passionate about the healthy development of children and families. The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. ELIGIBILITY: All grades 9 - 12 High School Students; DEADLINE: Ongoing (Annual) , Every October 31st 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) Please visit https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/ for the application.
2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applications are available at www.spirit.prudential.com and are due November 6, 2018. In each state, the top high school youth volunteer will be named State Honoree and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in May. During this trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year and will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, trophies for their school, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice. Email completed application to your Counselor for submission. State-level winners for 2019 will be announced on February 5, 2019.
Voice of Democracy Youth Scholarship
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Deadline: October 31, 2018 Want to apply? Click here
Higher education: that magical time when deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter. Whether you’re living off of insta-coffee or insta-noodles, we get it—and we’d like to help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year. Just write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2500! Deadline: May 1, 2019 Please visit https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship/
Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest
Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000. Deadline: January 15, 2019 and April 25, 2019 Please visit https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests for more information.
Discover Student Loans Sweepstakes
Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. Deadline: January 31, 2019 Please visit https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/
Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship
At Comedy Defensive Driving, we believe that quality education is too expensive for many students and should be obtainable for everyone. So, if you are up for trying something meaningful to help achieve your goal of a quality college education, visit https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $1,000. Deadline: December 31, 2018 (fall contest) and May 31, 2019 (spring contest)
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2018 Youth Awards Grant Program
Awards students up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or a community-based project. Recipients are selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. Recipients are celebrated in 10 regional ceremonies across the U.S. (Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.). The 2018 Award Categories are: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. Eligible students need apply to the region nearest to their area of residence. To be considered, students are to meet all of the following criteria:
The deadline is MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2018 and you can find the application at www.HispanicHeritage.org
Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education Dr. Judith A. W. Thomas High School Scholarships
Each year the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE) will award $1,000 scholarships to three high school seniors from high schools of the host Region for the annual PBCOHE Conference. PBCOHE will solicit scholarship applications from those schools/districts where members of the organization have active community service projects.
The application process and evaluation of the Dr. Judith A. Thomas scholarship candidates will be the responsibility of a sub-committee of the PBCOHE Scholarship Committee that includes three members from the annual conference committee and two representatives from the local school district(s).
The student selection criteria are as follows:
Please stop by Guidance for the application due on March 9, 2019.
Multiple scholarships were awarded in May 2018. The top recipient received the $1,500 Scholarship in memory of one of our PACAC founding fathers, Benjamin James. The other three recipients received a $1,000 Scholarship.
High school seniors will be selected based on:
The scholarship application will include:
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 4, 2018. 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 more information.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Omega Omega Chapter
Mildred B. Dudley Scholarship Application
The Omega Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. extends the opportunity to apply for the 2019 academic, music, art and education scholarships (Male students may only apply for the art and music scholarship). These scholarship opportunities are offered for 12th grade students from Philadelphia High Schools, Charter High Schools or Catholic High Schools who plan on attending a 4-year college or university. Last year, over $20,000. in scholarships was awarded.
Applications must be completed and returned to the chair of the scholarship committee by April 1, 2019. Details are available at https://www.akaomegaomegachapter.com/. Please stop and see Ms. Runyen in guidance for more details and the Mildred B. Dudley Scholarship Application.
The Urquhart Memorial Foundation
Attention Philadelphia High School Seniors, apply for the Urquhart Memorial Foundation Scholarship. You must be African American, been accepted to a 4-year college or university in the state of PA for the Fall of 2019, possess at least a C+ or 2.5 GPA, can prove that you are financially deserving and have been involved in extracurricular and/or community service. Please visit www.urquhartmemorialfoundation.org and click on "download the UMF Scholarship Application" for details and instructions. Deadline is March 31.
The Tax Ladies
Attention Seniors, The Tax Ladies are pleased to offer a total of five (5) scholarships this academic year. This is a one time (non-renewable) award of $200. and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in continuing their academic endeavors through higher education. Applications must be received or postmarked by Monday, April 30, 2019. Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/thetaxladiesscholarshipfund/ for the application and more information.
American Heritage Credit Union
American Heritage Credit Union is offering twenty five $1000. college scholarships to deserving high school seniors who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the 2019-2020 academic year. Please visit the link below for the application, criteria as well as additional information https://americanheritagecu.org/american-heritage-and-the-community/community-involvement/scholarships
Applications are due by March 18, 2019
Viriva Scholarship Program
Viriva Community Credit Union is hosting their annual scholarship contest. The 2019 Scholarship contest is now open. Submit either a video or written essay on an approved topic to enter. The application deadline is March 4, 2019. Please visit https://www.viriva.com/scholarship-program for more information and to fill out an application.
House Scholarship Applications Available
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Scholarship Program enhances educational opportunities for eligible students who reside in Pennsylvania. The program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year. The award is to be used toward the cost of tuition and fees for a four-year program at a college, university or career school in Pennsylvania. Please visit https://www.tfec.org/wp-content/uploads/HouseOfReps_OnePageSummary.pdf for more information and to fill out an application. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
PHILLY SEEDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ELIGIBILITY : Seeking full-time admission to a two-year or four-year college, university or trade/technical school; GPA of at least 2.5 or B-; Resident of public housing, scattered site, housing choice voucher, or receiving subsidized rent through a PHA partner household (verified by the lease) for at least one (1) year. Please see the bottom of this page for the PHILLY SEEDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM application.
Scholarships are updated frequently.
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