Scholarships in Philadelphia

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must be a high school senior or eligible for graduation and be of Hispanic or Latino heritage including the Philippines, Portugal and Brazil. Applicant must be willing to travel at one's own expense to attend the regional award ceremony.

Welsh Society of Philadelphia/ Y Cymdeithas Gymreig, PA Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be of Welsh descent, participate in Welsh events, and reside or attend a school within 150 miles of Philadelphia. Applicant must attend the Philadelphia Gymanfa Ganu for application and interview. Self-addressed, stamped envelope required.

Philadelphia Collaborative Scholarship

Award: $14,097, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a Philadelphia public school and be accepted for enrollment.

Charles E. Peterson Internship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant should outline his or her project and explain why access to the research facilities of the Philadelphia region is required. Applicant should also submit a resume of academic and related work experience. A letter of reference is required from the student's principal professor.

Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an out gay man who is from the five county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties) or Camden County, or who is attending an accredited college, or graduate or professional school anywhere within the Philadelphia region. Purpose of award is to encourage gay men to obtain additional education, aspire to positions in which they contribute to society, be open about their sexual orientation, and act as role models for other gay men with similar potential.

James Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15 (Priority)

Applicant must have graduated from the Philadelphia, PA public school system.

James A. Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a resident of the Delaware Valley and must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular and/or community service activities.

Philadelphia Scholar Award

Award: -, Deadline: April 1

HSF/GMAC SmartEdge Book Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have plans to enroll as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at a four-year accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.

Patricia B. Dixon Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a graduate of a Philadelphia high school who will attend Community College of Philadelphia, or is currently attending with 24 or less credits completed, who exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism and will be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Essay, letter of recommendation and minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required.

AlliedBarton Security Services Scholarship

Award: $7,600, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a first-time college student who resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will enroll in the justice curriculum with a minimum of six credits per semester. Applicant must agree to a paid internship with AlliedBarton. Letter of recommendation, essay, and minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required.

Dr. Lorraine H. Brown Scholarship in Memory of the Floyd Family

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 2

Applicant must be a Philadelphia resident who has earned a minimum of 24 credits at Community College of Philadelphia, with a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Two-page essay, letter of recommendation and minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required.

CORE Philly Scholarships

Award: $3,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a School District of Philadelphia public, charter, archdiocese or private high school who is a resident of the city of Philadelphia and plans to pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree.

Diane and George Davis Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 4

Applicant must be a Philadelphia resident who has completed 24 or less credits at the Community College of Philadelphia, and will volunteer for a minimum of eight hours at the College per academic year if selected. Letter of recommendation and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Robert S. King Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be an incoming full-time student who enrolls in a program leading to an associate's degree.

The Princeton Prize

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school student who has been actively involved in volunteer work that has had a significant impact on race relations. Two applications required; one from applicant, one from applicant's supporter.