Available Scholarships

More than 50 scholarships are awarded annually by The Philadelphia Foundation from scholarship funds we manage.

Consult the searchable directory below 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.

The first time you select "Apply online" you will be asked to create a free account that you can use to apply for all of our scholarships.

List of National Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Resources

Scholarship FAQs

Scholarship Name Open To Major Required Other Requirements Application Materials Needed Amount and Number of Awards Deadline* / Application Link
Alumni Association of the School of Nursing of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need 
  • Must be a resident of the Greater Philadelphia Region (see application for specifics)
  • Preference given to an applicant who is related to or sponsored by a HUP Alumni
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (if applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Student Resume
  • Two Recommendation letters
  • Sponsor Form (if applicable)
Scholarship awards(s) are determined annually.  Award amounts will range from $500 to $5,000 Deadline: April 5, 2019
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Brearley B. and Carl G. Karsch Scholarship Fund High School Seniors Any
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a graduating H.S. senior from Thomas A. Edison High School or Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Two Recommendation letters
At least two (2) students will recieve a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each Deadline: March 29, 2019
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Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Nursing Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of the Greater Philadelphia region (see application for specifics)
  • Preference given to an applicant who is related to or sponsored by a Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alum
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (if applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • Sponsor Form (If applicable)
Three (3) $1,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded Deadline: April 05, 2019
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Crouthamel Family Nursing Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to the child, grandchild, niece, nephew or sibling of a nurse
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (if applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • Sponsor Form (If applicable)
One (1) $400 one-time scholarship will be awarded Deadline: April 05, 2019
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D. Colman Witte Scholarship

High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students

Art, Architecture, or Interior Design
  • Must study (or plan to study) art, architecture or interior design
  • Must attend (or plan to attend) a college or university in the Philadelphia region
  • Must have at least a 2.75 GPA
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (if applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • 10 images of your work
Scholarship award(s) are determined annually. Award amounts will generally range from $500-$6,000 per year Deadline: April 05, 2019
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David Concannon Boston College Memorial Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Any
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be accepted and planning to attend Boston College or a current undergraduate student at Boston College
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from Boston College (if applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Student Resume
  • One Recommendation Letter
Scholarship award(s) are determined annually and award amounts will vary Deadline: April 05, 2019
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Delta lota Chapter Alumnae Scholarship Undergraduate College Students Any
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a full-time college student at Cheyney University going into their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Transcript
  • Most recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation Letter
Three (3) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a 2nd-year, 3rd-year, and 4th-year student Deadline: April 05, 2019
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Feinstein Fund for Philadelphia Scholars High School Seniors Any
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Copy of SAT/ACT report
  • One Recommendation letter
One (1) $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for 4 years). Deadline: March 22, 2019
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GSK Opportunity Scholarship

High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students, Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate students

Any
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (if applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation letter
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from the college/ university you plan to attend
  • Financial Aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance.
  • Essay
  • One Recommendation letter
Four (4) renewable scholarships will be awarded up to $5,000 per year. Deadline: March 29, 2019
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Herb It Forward Scholarship Individuals 17-25 years of age who are graduating in 2018 or have previously graduated high school, received their GED, or have been homeschooled Any
  • Must be a future leader who wants to "Pay It Forward"
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia or the Philadelphia area counties
  • Must demonstrate a strong financial need
  • Transcript
  • Proof of Family Income (if selected as a finalist)
  • Work/Volunteer Experience Essays

Thirty(30) renewable awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year

The 2018 deadline has passed.
Hussain Scholarship Fund Undergraduate College students Any
  • Must be a student of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries descent (see application for specifics)
  • Must be enrolled in a college or university in the Philadelphia region
  • Must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Transcript
  • Most recent school bill
  • One Recommendation letter
One (1) $2,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded Deadline: April 05, 2019
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Joseph E. Coleman, Esq. and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship Fund High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Any
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (If applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Student Resume
  • One Recommendation Letter
Two (2) one-time scholarships. Award amounts will vary but will not exceed a combined maximum amount of $10,000 One to a student attending or planning to attend Albright College One to a student attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. Deadline: April 05, 2019
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Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship Undergraduate College Students Any
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled in a 4-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of study leading to an undergraduate degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Preference given to applicants who are residents of the Northeastern region of the U.S.
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Student Resume
  • One Recommendation Letter
Ten to Twenty (10-20) scholarships will be awarded. Award amounts will generally range from $500-$6,000 per year. Deadline: April 05, 2019
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Mervyn Sluizer, Jr. Scholarship High School Seniors Any
  • Must be a resident of the Greater Philadelphia region (see application for specifics)
  • Must have been active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least 5 years and must be currently active at the time of application
  • Must have attained the rank of Eagle
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Two Recommendation Letters
There will be multiple one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,000 Deadline: March 29, 2019
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Richard A. Ash Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Any
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (If applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation Letter
Ten to Twenty (10-20) up to four year scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship award amounts will generally start at $1,000, generally the maximum does not exceed $5,000 per year Deadline: April 05, 2019
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The Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Leadership and Scholarship Fund High School Seniors Any
  • Must be an African American Male graduating from a Philadelphia area High School
  • Must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to community service
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • A recent photo
Three (3) $2,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded Deadline: February 28, 2019
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Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship High School Seniors Construction Management, Agricultural Science, or Horticultural Science
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must plan to study construction management, agricultural science, or horticultural science
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Preference given to a student who is a direct descendant of an operating engineer, teamster, or other labor trade
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation letter
One (1) $2,000 scholarship ($500 per year for 4 years) Deadline: March 29, 2019
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