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
  • Financial aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Essays
  • Two Recommendation letters
  • Sponsor Form (if applicable)
Scholarship awards(s) are determined annually.  Award amounts will range from $500 to $5,000 Deadline: May 7, 2018
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Brearley B. and Carl G. Karsch Scholarship Fund High School Seniors Any
  • Must Attend Thomas A. Edison High School or Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from the college/university you plan to attend
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Essays
  • Two Recommendation letters
At least two (2) students will recieve a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each Deadline: April 2, 2018
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Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Nursing Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Nursing
  • Must be a resident of the Greater Philadelphia region (see application for specifics)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to an applicant who is related to or sponsored by a Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alum
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Essay
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • Sponsor Form (If Applicable)
Two (2) $1,000 one-time scholarships  Deadline: April 30, 2018
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Crouthamel Family Nursing Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have good grades
  • Preference given to the child, grandchild, niece, nephew or sibling of a nurse
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Essay
  • One Recommendation letter
  • Sponsor Letter (If Applicable)
One (1) $500 one-time scholarship  Deadline: April 30, 2018
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D. Colman Witte Scholarship

High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Must study (or plan to study) art, architecture or iinterior design
  • Must attend (or plan to attend) a college or university in the Philadelphia region
  • Must have at least a 2.75 GPA
  • Transcript
  • Financial Aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Essay
  • 10 images of your work
Scholarship award(s) are determined annually. Award amounts will generally range from $500-$6,000 per year

Deadline March 19, 2018
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David Concannon Boston College Memorial Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Any
  • Must be accepted and planning to attend Boston College or a current undergraduate student at Boston College
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from Boston College 
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Essay
Scholarship award(s) are determined annually and award amounts will vary Deadline: March 30, 2018
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Delta lota Chapter Alumnae Scholarship Undergraduate College Students Any
  • Must be a full-time college student at Cheyney University
  • Must be going into their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Must have leadership Experience
  • Transcript
  • Most recent school bill
  • Student Resume
  • Essay
  • One Recommendation Letter
Three (3) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a 2nd-year, 3rd-year, and 4th-year student

Deadline: April 9, 2018
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Feinstein Fund for Philadelphia Scholars High School Seniors Any
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must demonstrate financial need 
  • Must have a GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • Must have a school attendance record of 80% or greater
  • Must demonstrate activity outside of education (extracurricular, work or volunteer)
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from the college/university you plan to attend
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Copy of your SAT/ACT report
  • Two Short essays
  • One Recommendation letter
  • Essays
One (1) $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for 4 years). Deadline: March 26, 2018
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GSK Opportunity Scholarship

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

Any
  • Must be a resident in the five Pennsylvania counties of Greater Philadelphia (see application for specifics)
  • Must demonstrate a potential to succeed despite adversity.
  • Must attend (or plan to attend) a community college in PA or a PA state-owned or state-related university (see application for specifics)
  • 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 30, 2018
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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

Deadline: 
March 1, 2018
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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
  • Student Resume
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
One (1) $2,500 one-time scholarship Deadline:  April 2, 2018
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Joseph E. Coleman, Esq. and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship Fund High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Any
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from college/university you plan to attend
  • Financial aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Student Resume
  • Essay
  • 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: March 19, 2018
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Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship Undergraduate College Students Any
  • Must be enrolled in a 4-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
  • Must be in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of study leading to an undergraduate degree
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Preference given to applicants who are residents of the Northeastern region of the U.S.
  • Transcript
  • Financial aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Student Resume
  • Essay
  • One Recommendation Letter
Five (5) $10,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded Deadline: April 30, 2018
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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
  • Must have demonstrated leadership
  • Transcript
  • Essay
  • Two Recommendation Letters
Two (2) $1,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded Deadline: April 16, 2018
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Richard A. Ash Scholarship High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students Any
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from college/university you plan to attend
  • Financial aid award letter
  • College/University's Cost of Attendance
  • Copy of your FAFSA report
  • Essay
  • 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 6, 2018
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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 
• Must demonstrate excellence in leadership 
• Must demonstrate dedication to community service
• Transcript
• Acceptance letter from college/university you plan to attend
•Financial aid award letter
• College/University's Cost of Attendance
• Copy of your FAFSA report
• Essay
• Two Recommendation letters
• A recent photo
Three (3) $2,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded

Deadline: March 30, 2018


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