APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, the Philadelphia Foundation awards more than 200 scholarships from funds we manage. Explore 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.

Questions about scholarships? Email scholarships@philafound.org.

Alumni Association of the School of Nursing of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students
DEADLINE:
May 8, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Nursing
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship awards(s) are determined annually. Award amounts will range from $500 to $5,000
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • 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)
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship awards(s) are determined annually. Award amounts will range from $500 to $5,000
DEADLINE: May 8, 2021

Brearley B. and Carl G. Karsch Scholarship Fund

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors Graduating From Thomas A. Edison or Benjamin Franklin High School
DEADLINE:
May 8, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Two $1,000 one-time scholarships
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a graduating H.S. senior from Thomas A. Edison High School or Benjamin Franklin High School
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from the college/university you plan to attend
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • College/University’s Cost of Attendance
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Copy of your financial aid award letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Two $1,000 one-time scholarships
DEADLINE: May 8, 2021

Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students
DEADLINE:
April 3, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Nursing
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Three (3) $1,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded for tuition only
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • 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)
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Three (3) $1,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded for tuition only
DEADLINE: April 3, 2021

Crouthamel Family Nursing Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students entering or enrolled in a nursing AD, diploma or BSN program
DEADLINE:
May 1, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Nursing
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One $500 one-time scholarship will be awarded
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Preference will be given to the child, grandchild, niece, nephew or sibling of a nurse
  • Financial need.
  • Good grades.
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • 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)
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One $500 one-time scholarship will be awarded
DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

D. Colman Witte Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students
DEADLINE:
May 4, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Art, Architecture, or Interior Design
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship award(s) are determined annually. Award amounts will generally range from $500-$6,000 per year
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter (if applicable)
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • 10 images of your work
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship award(s) are determined annually. Award amounts will generally range from $500-$6,000 per year
DEADLINE: May 4, 2021

David Concannon Boston College Memorial Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students
DEADLINE:
June 12, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship award(s) are determined annually and award amounts will vary
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by financial aid award letter)
  • Must submit a personal statement
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Acceptance letter from the college/university you plan to attend
  • Copy of  your FAFSA report
  • Financial Aid Award Letter
  • College/University’s Cost of Attendance.
  • Most recent bill for those currently enrolled at Boston College.
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship award(s) are determined annually and award amounts will vary
DEADLINE: June 12, 2021

Delta lota Chapter Alumnae Scholarship

OPEN TO:
Sophomore, Junior and Senior students who are matriculating at Cheyney University and demonstrate leadership experience
DEADLINE:
July 1, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Three (3) $1,000 scholarships
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a full-time student at Cheyney University
  • Must be going into your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have at least a 2.7 GPA
  • Must have leadership experience
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Description of Leadership Activities
  • Recommendation letter
  • Transcripts
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Financial Aid award letter
  • College/University’s Cost of Attendance.
  • Most recent bill
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Three (3) $1,000 scholarships
DEADLINE: July 1, 2021

Elizabeth J. Harrison Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College Students
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Tuition only
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a resident of the Delaware Valley Region (which includes Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey and Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Must demonstrate financial need
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • College acceptance letter if applicable
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Transcripts
  • Dual Enrollment Transcript if applicable
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Financial Aid award letter
  • College/University’s Cost of Attendance
  • Most recent bill if applicable
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Tuition only
DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Feinstein Fund for Philadelphia Scholars

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors
DEADLINE:
May 1, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One (1) $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for 4 years).
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Copy of SAT/ACT report
  • One Recommendation letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One (1) $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for 4 years).
DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

GSK Opportunity Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students, Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate students
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Four (4) renewable scholarships will be awarded up to $5,000 per year.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation letter
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • College/university acceptance letter (if applicable)
  • Financial Aid award letter
  • College/University’s cost of attendance
  • Essay
  • One Recommendation letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Four (4) renewable scholarships will be awarded up to $5,000 per year.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Herb It Forward Scholarship

OPEN TO:
Individuals 17-25 years of age who are graduating in 2020 or have previously graduated high school, received their GED, or have been homeschooled
DEADLINE:
March 1, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: ▪Thirty (30) renewable awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year ▪*Recipients will also be eligible for and invited to participate in Herb It Forward Foundation sponsored leadership camps and other events, including but not limited to, dinners, speaking events, and mentorship opportunities
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a high school senior or first year student at an accredited college or vocational/technical school at the time of application
  • Must demonstrate strong financial need (see website for specifics)
  • Must be an active community volunteer who has shown a commitment to giving back
  • Must be a resident of the Greater Philadelphia Region (see website for specifics)
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • Proof of Family Income (if selected as a finalist)
  • Work/Volunteer Experience Essays
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: ▪Thirty (30) renewable awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year ▪*Recipients will also be eligible for and invited to participate in Herb It Forward Foundation sponsored leadership camps and other events, including but not limited to, dinners, speaking events, and mentorship opportunities
DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

Hussain Scholarship Fund

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College Students
DEADLINE:
June 12, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One (1) $2,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a student of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries descent (see application for specifics)
  • Must be accepted or enrolled in a college or university in the Philadelphia area
  • Must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Must be a high-reaching student in need who demonstrates the potential to succeed despite adversity.
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • Most recent school bill
  • One Recommendation letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One (1) $2,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded
DEADLINE: June 12, 2021

Joseph E. Coleman, Esq. and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship Fund

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students
DEADLINE:
April 3, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Two (2) one-time scholarships, not to exceed a total of $10,000.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FASFA)
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from the college/university you plan to attend
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • College/University’s Cost of Attendance
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Copy of your financial aid award letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Two (2) one-time scholarships, not to exceed a total of $10,000.
DEADLINE: April 3, 2021

Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

OPEN TO:
Undergraduate College Students
DEADLINE:
June 12, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship awards are determined annually and award amounts will vary. Ten to Twenty (10-20) scholarships will be awarded. Award amounts will generally range from $500-$6,000 per year.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Student Resume
  • One Recommendation Letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship awards are determined annually and award amounts will vary. Ten to Twenty (10-20) scholarships will be awarded. Award amounts will generally range from $500-$6,000 per year.
DEADLINE: June 12, 2021

Mervyn Sluizer, Jr. Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Multiple one-year $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter or recent school bill
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • Two Recommendation Letters
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Multiple one-year $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Philadelphia Ultimate Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High school seniors
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One (1) $1,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must be a graduating senior from a Philadelphia area high school
• Must be an active member of a Philadelphia area Ultimate team
• Must plan to play on a college-level Ultimate team in the Philadelphia area

APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:

• Transcript
• College/university acceptance letter
• Financial aid award letter
• Copy of FAFSA report
• Essay
• Letter of recommendation from Ultimate Coach

AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: One (1) $1,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded
DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Richard A. Ash Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Award amounts will generally range from $1,000-$5,000 per year and range from one year scholarships to four year scholarships.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited college or trade school
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • College acceptance letter
  • Copy of FASFSA report
  • College/University Cost of Attendance
  • Two Short Essays
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Copy of your financial aid award letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Award amounts will generally range from $1,000-$5,000 per year and range from one year scholarships to four year scholarships.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Robert C. Digges Scholarship Fund

OPEN TO:
High school seniors, Undergraduate college students
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship award(s) are determined annually and award amounts will vary
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a resident of the Greater Philadelphia Region (This area includes Bucks, Chester Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania as well as Burlington and Camden in New Jersey)
  • Must be accepted or enrolled into an accredited college or university
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from the college/university you plan to attend
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • College/University’s Cost of Attendance
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Copy of your financial aid award letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Scholarship award(s) are determined annually and award amounts will vary
DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

The Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Leadership and Scholarship Fund

OPEN TO:
African American Males graduating from a Philadelphia area High School
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Any
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Three (3) $2,000 one-time scholarships
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be an African American Male graduating from a Philadelphia area High School
  • Must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to community service
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • College acceptance letter
  • Financial Aid Award Letter
  • College estimated cost of attendance
  • FAFSA
  • Essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Photo
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Three (3) $2,000 one-time scholarships
DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship

OPEN TO:
High School Seniors
DEADLINE:
May 8, 2021
MAJOR REQUIRED: Construction Management, Agricultural Science, or Horticultural Science
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $2,000 ($500 per year)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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
APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Transcript
  • College/University acceptance letter
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of FAFSA report
  • One Recommendation letter
AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS: Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $2,000 ($500 per year)
DEADLINE: May 8, 2021