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Scholarship Bulletin

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Scholarships are listed by their due date.  Follow the directions and adhere to all application procedures.


Plan ahead and look at scholarships from now until June. Remember that if you need a transcript or letter of recommendation, you must ask your counselor at least 2 weeks before the due date.



Mid September The Gates Scholarship

Eligibility:  The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. 

Award:  Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution

More Information: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship 





Early October

Wendy’s High School Heisman

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, leader & role model in school/community, participate in at least one recognized sport

Award:  various awards for you and your school

More Information:  www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com


Mid October

UMBC Meyerhoff Scholarship Program

Eligibility:  open to students who plan to pursue doctoral studies in science & related fields, must be nominated by teacher, counselor, or administrator

Award:  $5,000 to $22,000 per year

More Information:  meyerhoff.umbc.edu


Mid October

Colgate-Palmolive Haz-La-U Scholarship

Eligibility: Hispanic/Latino decent, 3.0 gpa, academic excellence, community service, leadership

Award: $1,000 - $3,000

More Information: http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/Corp/CommunityPrograms/Haz-La-U.cvsp


Late October

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Eligibility:  senior, 3.0 gpa

Award:  $1,000 - $20,000

More Information:  www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

Late October Golden Door Scholarship

Golden Door Scholarship opportunity. We provide college scholarships to undocumented students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Our application is now open and due October 23rd, 2022 at 11:59PM EST. 


Link to our application: https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now 


Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so applying early is helpful. 


Students attending college in Fall 2023


Students who have DACA, TPS, or are undocumented 


Applicants must have high financial need. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are not eligible for in-state tuition


Strong preference will be given to those who are interested in pursuing one of the following career paths: software engineering, nursing, analytics, business, and digital marketing. Popular majors that align with these career paths include math, statistics, computer science, data science, nursing, etc.






Early November

National Center for Women & Informational Technology

Eligibility:  female in grade 9-12 w/outstanding aptitude & interest in computing, proven leadership, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education

Award:  $500, laptop, trip to award ceremony OR engraved award and prize

More Information:  www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school

 Early November

Eugene McDermott Scholar Program – University of Texas at Dallas

Eligibility: 1450 SAT Reading/Math or 33 ACT, leadership, eclectic academic interests, social skills

Award:  full tuition, stipends for books, study abroad, professional development, and trips home.  Cohort trips within the U.S. and tickets to cultural events

More Information: http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/





Eagles Fly for Leukemia – Kim Hill Scholarship

Eligibility:  for students who are battling cancer or previously battled cancer at CHOP, St. Christopher’s or DuPont

Award: $1,500

More Information:  www.eaglesfly.org/scholarships.html

Early December

Jefferson Scholars Foundation – University of Virginia

Eligibility:  uncommon academic abilities, exceptional leadership talents, understanding of community around them, must be nominated by counselor

Award: enrichment program, tuition and stipends to cover books, room, board, and personal expenses

More Information:  www.jeffersonscholars.com

 Early December

The Philadelphia Engineering Foundation – Outstanding High School Student

Eligibility:  senior planning to major in engineering

Award: $1,000

More Information:  www.dvewc.org/awards/ohss

 Early December
Search For Hidden Figures Contest

Eligibility: Female/Female Identifying 

Award: Up to $50,000

More Information: https://searchforhiddenfigures.com/the-search-for-hidden-figures/

 Early December
Cards Against Humanity - Science Ambassador Scholarship

Eligibility: High school and college women studying STEM

Award: Full tuition coverage

More Information: http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

 Early December
University of Pittsburgh, Stamps Scholarship

Eligibility: Applied to Pitt by December 15th.

Award: Full tuition scholarship and $17,400 in enrichment funds.

More Information:  https://oafa.pitt.edu/financialaid/academic-scholarships/stamps-scholarship/

 Early December
University of Pittsburgh, Nordenberg Leaders Scholars Program

Eligibility: Applied to Pitt by December 15th.

Award: Full tuition scholarship, one international experience, paid internships in summer after freshman, sophomore, and junior year.

More Information:  https://oafa.pitt.edu/financialaid/academic-scholarships/nordenberg-scholars-program/


Early December

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Eligibility:  U.S. citizen, demonstrated ambition and self drive evidenced by outstanding achievement

Award: $10,000 and $25,000

More Information: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 Early December

Cumberland Farms Believe & Achieve Award

Eligibility:  Must live within 30 miles of a Cumberland Farm

Award: $1,000

More Information:  https://www.scholarsapply.org/cumberlandfarms/

 Early December

Burger King Scholarship

Eligibility:  Seniors selected based on GPA, work experience, extra curricular activates, and community. Service.

Award: $1,000 - $50,000

More Information: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php

 Early December Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

Eligibility: Senior, 3.0 GPA, citizen or legal resident

Award: $20,000 - $25,000

More  Information:https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/?source=email&utm_source=dosomething&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=flsa_outreach_a




 Early January Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Eligibility:  Student in grades 9-12.

Award: $25,000 for first place.  24 Winners receive between $100 and $1000.

More Information:  https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

 Early January
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Seniors who exemplify leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship

Award: $40,000

More Information: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

 Early January



Ron Brown Scholar Program

Eligibility: Black/African American, excel academically, exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service, Demonstrate financial need.

Award: $10,000 scholarship, renewable for four years

More Information: https://www.ronbrown.org/

 Early January APIASF Scholarship

Eligibility: Seniors who are Asian-American or Pacific-Islander

Award: $2,500 to $20,000

More Information: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

 Early January Covering Letter Essay Contest

Eligibility: High School students in grades 9-12.

Award: $10,000 and publication.

More Information: http://rajufoundationpa.org/covering-letter-essay-contest/


Eagles Fly for Leukemia – Drexel University

Eligibility:  for students who are battling cancer or previously battled cancer at CHOP, St. Christopher’s or DuPont

Award: Full Tuition to Drexel University

More Information:  www.eaglesfly.org/scholarships.html



Ithaca College’s Park Scholar Program

Eligibility:  Merit Based

Award:  Tuition, room, and board, stipends for living expenses, books, and a one-time computer purchase of $2,500

More Information: http://www.ithaca.edu/parkscholars/

Mid-January Coolidge Scholarship

Eligibility:  High school juniors planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2021




Mensa Member Scholarship

Eligibility:  Member of Mensa, 550 word essay

Award:  up to $1,000

More Information: http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

 Late January

National MS Society Scholarship

Eligibility:  Students who have MS or have a parent with MS

Award:  $1,000 – $3,000

More Information:  http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program/Scholarship-Program-Information

Late January

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Eligibility:  Varies

Award:  Varies

More Information: http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships


National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.

Eligibility:  Plans to enter field of education and have financial need.

Award:  $1,500 for four years

More Information:  See your counselor for application

 Late January

Union Plus Scholarship

Eligibility:  Child of a qualifying union member

Award:  $500 – $4,000

More Information: https://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship

 Late January

PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest

Eligibility:  Must be child of affiliated union member, 1500 word essay

Award:  $500 - $2,000

More Information: http://www.paaflcio.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/PA-AFL-CIO-2016-Scholarship-brochure.pdf

 Late January

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Eligibility: Must have done volunteer work in the last 12 months that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations — broadly defined — in his or her school or community.

Award:  $500 - $1,000

More Information:  Princeton.edu/pprize

 Late January
Delta Sigma Theta, Quaker City Alumnae Chapter

Eligibility: African-American senior with at least 1200 SAT/18 ACT and 3.0 GPA and demonstrates volunteer or employment experience.

Award:  $1000

More Information:  See your counselor for application





National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

Eligibility:  African American females


More Information:  See counselor for application.

 Early February

Drexel Liberty Scholarship

Eligibility: Low-income students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and reside in and who have graduated from a public, private, parochial, charter, or preparatory high school within the Philadelphia city limits during the 2015–16 academic year Must intend to be on-campus, full-time, undergraduate.

Award:  Renewable full tuition and fees.

More Information: http://drexel.edu/drexelcentral/finaid/prospective-students/liberty-scholars/

Early February Temple University Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Award


Award:  Varies from $2,000 to full tuition


More Information:  



Early February
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter

Eligibility:  2.5 GPA

Award: Not Listed

More Information:  See your counselor for application.

 Early February

Urban League Community Scholarship

Eligibility:  Varies

Award:  Varies

More Information: http://www.urbanleaguephila.org/what-we-do/youth-education/community-scholarships/


Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Eligibility:  Minority with leadership potential, community service, and financial need.

Award:  $28,000 per year for four years

More Information: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/





Metropolitan Philadelphia Area Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc.

Eligibility: 2.5 GPA and record of service

Award: $500 - $1000

More Information:  See your counselor for application.




National Association of University Women

Eligibility:  Graduating seniors.  Four-year scholarship.  $1000 per year,

for all four years of undergraduate study.




Philadelphia City Scholarship Program

Eligibility:  Must attend a college in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery counties

Award: $1,000 for four consecutive years

More Information: http://www.freelibrary.org/libserv/cityscholarship.htm





Samuel A. Green Scholarship

Eligibility:  Essay – How my college education will help me cultivate prosperity in my neighborhood/community.

Award:  $1,000 - $10,000

More Information:  https://www.greenfamilyfoundation.org/samuel-a-green-scholarship





Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Founders' Centennial Scholarship

Graduating female student - $100,000.00


  Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program.


Late-Feb thru May Schmidt Vocal Arts Competitions

Competitions March through June

$2,500 for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,500 for third place competitors







Early March


Anna Vincent Scholarship


$2,500 to $10,000 Renewable






March - July




The Philadelphia Foundation

Various Scholarships ( due March through July depending on the scholarship )




Early-March Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Eligibility:  African American senior residing in Philadelphia.  See application for additional requirements.



 Early-March Valley Forge Military Academy - Legislative Appointment Initiative Scholarship

Eligibility: Plan to attend Valley Forge Military Academy, 2.75 GPA, 1150 SAT or 20 ACT

Award: $12,000 - $18,000

More Information: See your counselor

League of Women Voters of PA

Eligibility: Students in grades 9-12

Award: $250 - $1000

More Information: Create a 30 second YouTube video inviting participation in every election and encouraging attention to local, less publicized races.  https://www.palwv.org/events/videocontest/


John McKee Scholarship

Eligibility:  Male student with deceased, missing, or absent father.

Award:  $3,500 - $7,500

More Information:  www.mckeescholars.org

Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Current of past kidney disease patient or must have family member/close friend impacted by disease

Award: $250

More Information: http://mlkidney.org/scholarship-application/4593099647


State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

Eligibility:  2.5 – 3.2 GPA, financial need

Award:  $2,500

More Information: https://www.scholarsapply.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

Mid-March Asian American Women's Coalition - Cecilia Moy Yep Scholarship

Eligibility: Asian female, 3.0+, financial need, has left a positive and lasting impact on local community through service and leadership, must be available to attend reward banquet on May 12th

Award: Varies

More Information: http://www.aawcphilly.org/scholarship.html

Spirit of Anne FrankScholarship

Eligibility: Extraordinary leadership in school and community and a meaningful effort to address issues of social justice.

Award:  $5,000 

More Information:  www.annefrank.com/about-the-awards





Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Scholarship

Eligibility: Senior, Write essay on "Every Student Deserves a Quality Education Regardless of Socio-Economic Status or Zip Code"

Award: 2 $1,000 winners and 25 $500 Winners

More Information:  See your counselor



Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA

Award:  $10,000


Mid-March National Association of Asian American Professionals Scholarship

Asian-American graduating high school seniors and current college students in the Philadelphia area

Award:  $1,000




HSF General College Scholarship

Eligibility: Hispanic heritage, 3.0

Award: $500 - $5,000

More Information: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships


Urguhart Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility:  African American who plans on attending college in Pennsylvania, 2.5 GPA


More Information: http://www.urquhartmemorialfoundation.org/programs/scholarships-1


Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:  Direct blood descendent of Taiwanese citizen, 3.0 GPA, financial need

Award: $2,500

More Information: http://tascholarshipfund.org/2016-tasf-scholarship-overview/


American Federation of Teachers, Robert G. Porter Scholarship

Eligibility:  Must be child of AFT member

Award:  $1,000 - $8,000

More Information: http://www.aft.org/about/member-benefits/scholarships


Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin, John L. Buzzi Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:  Interested in a career in a water-resources related field.

Award:  $1,000

More Information:  http://www.wradrb.org/scholarship_fund.php

Beta Delta Zeta Chapter Scholarship

Eligibility: Senior with 2.5 GPA

Award: $1,500

More Information: Please see your counselor

David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund Scholarship

Eligibility:  Be a child of a deceased organ, tissue or cornea donor.

Award:  $1,000

More Information: http://www.donors1.org/donor/nelsonmemorialfund/



Raymond Pace Alexander Annual Scholarship Program

Eligibility:  High-achieving, graduating Black male seniors from the City of Philadelphia

Award:  $1,000

More Information:  http://www.rpascholarship.org/scholarship-information

Late-March Flavorful Futures Scholarship

Award:  $5,000







Early April

Men's College Scholarship



Must be a graduating high school senior in the United States

Must identify as male

More Information:  https://foundationfe.org/highschoolscholarship/

Early April



Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund

Eligibility: financial need, community service, 3.0 GPA

Award: Not Listed

More Information: https://www.wiltfund.org/scholarship-program/

Early April


Early April

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,

Rho Chapter 

Award:  $1,000

More Information: https://www.rho1914.com/scholarships/ 

Early April



Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia

Eligibility:  Of Greek descent or pursuing Greek Studies

Award: $2,000 - $5,000

More Information: http://hucphiladelphia.org/undergraduate-application/

Early April CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship

Eligibility:  Four scholarships for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each, will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools. Applicants must be accepted for full‐time enrollment at a four‐ year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

More Information:  https://www.cgcs.org/domain/19

Early April



Beech Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Student of color who is entering Temple University, Cheyney University, Lincoln University or Community College of Philadelphia, 2.75 GPA

Award:  $1,000

More Information: http://www.beechinterplex.com/bcs_scholarship.asp

 Early April
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarships

Eligibility: African American or Hispanic, majoring in STEM, 3.0, leadership or community service in area of STEM

Award:  $5,000

More Information: http://www.theharrisfoundation.org/

Mid April
Asian Bank Scholarship

Eligibility: Academic excellence, leadership, community service

Award: $1,000

More Information:  See Your Counselor for Details

Mid April


Dunkin' Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship

Eligibility: Positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school/community activities, and experience in work environment.

Award:  $2,000

More Information: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dunkinphilly/?utm_source=MDRe4&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPRS2021

Mid April


Southwest Belmont Community Association, Inc. Scholarship

Eligibility:  High school senior who is graduating in 2020.  An applicant must:

Be college or vocational school bound

•Be a SENIOR in a Philadelphia public, charter, or parochial school with a GPA of 2.5 or above

•Show leadership potential and have past community service

•Be a person of color (male or female)•Demonstrate financial need

Award:  $2500

More Information:  http://swbcainc.com/scholarships/


Eligibility:  Seniors 

Award: Various

More Information: https://www.philasd.org/ourclassourfuture/


Late April

PA Legislative Black Caucus

Eligibility:  Person of color, 2.5 GPA, leadership qualities

Award: $1,000 (non-renewable)

More Information:  http://www.pahouse.com

Late April





The Benjamin and Fredora K. Wolf Memorial Foundation

Eligibility: Open to all Philadelphia School District college bound seniors with preference given to graduates of Philadelphia citywide, neighborhood and charter high schools. 

Award:   $1,500

More Information:  https://sites.google.com/site/wolfgrants/new-applicant

Late April

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Omega Mu Omega Scholarship

Eligibility:  seniors

Award:  $1000

More Information: https://bit.ly/omoscholarshipapp

Late April



Anne M. Garrott Scholarship

Award:  $2500 

More Information:  http://swbcainc.com/anne-m-garrott-scholarship-for-high-school-students/


Late April


Philadelphia Bar Association - Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest

Eligibility:  Juniors or Seniors

Award $1,000

More Information: 



Late April Penn Towne Chapter of the Links, Inc.

Eligibility:  young people who are pursuing higher education with the goal of graduating from a postsecondary institution.

Award:  $4,000 per year
More Information:  http://penntownelinks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-Penn-Towne-Chapter-of-The-Links-Inc-Scholarship-Information-and-Forms.pdf


Early May Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,  Omega Omega Chapter, 1926 Foundation Inc

Eligibility:  Scholarships are offered to 12th grade students graduating from a

Philadelphia High School, Charter High School or Catholic High School

who plan to attend a four (4) year college or university.

Awards: Various

More Information:  https://www.the1926foundationinc.com/scholarship

Early May

Better Together Scholarship

Class of 1993

Eligibility:  Seniors

Award:  $1250


 Early May

Time Square Yearbook

Eligibility: Any student

Award: $1000 to top 10 entries.  350 entries selected for Times Square Yearbook

More Information: www.getschooled.com



Freedom Credit Union Scholarship

Eligibility: Member of Freedom Credit Union

Award: $2000

More Information: https://www.freedomcu.org/about-us/freedom-scholarship.html

Mid-May Francis H. Thole Essay Contest

Eligibility: Senior

Award: Unknown

More Information:  Submit an 800-1200 word essay to your counselor on any aspect of the U.S. Constitution

Mid-May SDP Trust Fund - Apprentice Library Fund

Eligibility:  Accepted to a Trade School

Award: $500

More Information: See your counselor for application

Mid-May SDP Trust Fund - Jerome Brown Fund

Eligibility: Student who is planning to continue education

Award: $1000

More Information:  See your counselor for application

Mid-May SDP Trust Fund - Carol Greenblatt Fund

Eligibility: Student accepted to Penn, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore

Award: $1000

More Information: See your counselor for application

Mid-May SDP Trust Fund - William John Long Trust Fund

Eligibility: Student accepted to Penn, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore

Award: $1000

More Information: See your counselor for application

Mid-May SDP Trust Fund - Louis Wersen Fund

Eligibility: Student who practices music

Award: $1000

More Information:  See your counselor for application

Mid-May Omin Scholarship

Eligibility: Senior accepted to Drexel's School of Engineering

Award: Unknown

More Information:  Submit a letter of interest, Drexel acceptance letter, 3 letters of recommendation, and transcript to Geraldine Levy at glevy@philasd.org


Benjamin and Fedora K. Wolf Memorial Foundation College Scholarship

Eligibility: Financial Need

Award: $1500

More Information: https://wolfscholarships.submittable.com/submit


National Association of Asian American Professionals

NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship Program

Award: $1000

More Information:  http://bit.ly/NAAAPScholarship2021



 Flippen Scholarship

Eligibility:  Must be a graduating high school senior (June) with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Award:  $500

More Information:  flippenscholarshipfund@gmail.com 




Phil Guza Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:  senior pursuing math or science (preference give to Lincoln High students)

Award:  Up to $1,750

More Information:  See your counselor for details

Black Women's Educational Alliance Scholarship

Eligibility:  Black Female

Award:  $500

More Information:  See your counselor for details

Frankel-Adair Scholarship for LGBT Students

Eligibility:  Identify as LGBT

Award:  $1,500

More Information:  https://www.aclupa.org/education/frankel-adair-scholarship/

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter Scholarship

Eligibility:  acceptance to college or university, minimum of B average, financial need

Award:  Unknown

More Information:  See your counselor for details





Award $1,000

More Information:  https://getschooled.com/journey/webelongincollege/earn-a-scholarship-for-college


Early June $1500 Fulton Bank Diversity Scholarship


More Information:  https://phillygoes2college.org/2021/04/13/1500-fulton-bank-diversity-scholarship/


Sig Ep Balanced Man Scholarship

Eligibility:  Generally, these scholarships are open to incoming freshmen men attending one of 140+ universities where their chapters offer the Balanced Man Scholarship

More Information:  https://sigep.org/scholarships/


June Scholly - What Do You Meme?  Scholarship

Award:  $10,000

More Information:  https://myscholly.com/whatdoyoumeme/?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wdym&utm_content=anouncement-students



National Liberty Museum Young Heroes Award

Eligibility:  Age 5 to 18.  Must be nominated by another person.

More Information: https://www.libertymuseum.org/events-at-nlm/young-heroes-awards/  










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