Make sure to look at the scholarships here at the Scholarship Clearinghouse where dozens of scholarships are listed and organized according to their deadline. Be sure to also use the scholarship list on Naviance for a more complete list of scholarships and sign up to to be matched to scholarships that fit your profile.  Every year some private and federal scholarships/grants are unclaimed – you can get some of that funding!

The College Office refreshes these lists periodically, but if the site is not current try Googling the name of the scholarship plus the current year (2020-2021) to update.

Scholarship Search Engines (deadlines vary)

United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Philadelphia Foundation
Horatio Alger Association – various scholarships with various deadlines
Scholarships for Trade/professional schools
Maguire Scholarship – see list of participating schools
Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus
Scholarship Bulletin – very specific scholarships, for example ‘child of an AFT member’, ‘member of Freedom Credit Union’ – many of these are quite generous!

Rolling Deadlines  RaiseMe – Earn micro-scholarships for college for your achievements in high school.

Various deadlines, Writer’s Square– awards scholarships for writing and photography entries.

Various programs and deadlines, Philadelphia Futures offers financial and college-readiness support through several different grant programs.

Scholarships for Survivors of Health Issues – criteria and deadlines vary.  Drexel and St. Joseph’s also offer scholarships for survivors.

Bonner Scholars –The Bonner Program provides a generous four-year scholarship to undergraduate students enrolled with participating colleges in exchange for weekly commitment to intensive and meaningful service with a community organization.  For more information and to see the list of participating colleges visit HERE.

College Green Light – This site aggregates summer programs, fly-in opportunities, and enrichment with a focus on underrepresented and economically challenged students.  Explore the site HERE.

Featured Scholarships–SLA students have applied to a number of the following scholarships.
Opens Sept AXA Achievement Scholarship Community service
Sept 15 Catching the Dream Scholarship ¼ or more Native American
Sept 15 Gates Scholarship
Sept 17 We the Future Contest Constitution essay
Sept 18  Tweet for Success Scholarship Contest Career essay
Sept 30 Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sept 30 Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sept 30 Shout It Out Scholarship
Sept 30 Writers of the Future Contest (Quarterly contest)
Sept 30 Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sept 30 Shipdig Scholarship Essay writing
Various Deadlines GTFO Scholarship Community Service
Sign up for Notification  Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Committed to sports
Opens in Oct. Due in Jan. Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution Scholarship Fund 2 different scholarships.  See list of affiliated institutions HERE.
Check in Fall for details Colgate-Palmolive Hispanic Scholarship
Opens October 1 Dell ScholarsDemonstrate financial need
Oct 5 AES Engineering Also open to non-engineering students
October 16 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Essay contest.
Due Oct 20 Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students
Oct 25 (1st deadline, for state & national scholarships) Horatio Alger Association Scholarship The site lists a number of scholarships; deadlines and criteria differ.
Due Oct 30 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship – high achieving, financial need
Due Oct 31 Voice of Democracy Veterans of Foreign Wars recorded essay contest
Due Oct 31Coca-Cola Scholars ProgramCommunity service

Due Nov 1  Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men
Open – Due in Jan. Ron Brown Scholar Program African-American, Economic challenges
Due Nov 10    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Due Nov 16  Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
Nov 29 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award Minimum 50 hours of volunteer work


Due Scholarship Name Special Criteria/Note
Dec 1   Dell Scholars  Demonstrated financial need
Dec 2 Cooper Industries (UNCF Scholarship for business and engineering)
Dec 6 Comcast Leaders and Achievers
Dec 15    Derrick Law Car and Truck Accident Scholarship  (affected by vehicle injury)
Dec 15 Burger King Scholars Program
Dec 15 AXA Achievement Scholarship
Due Scholarship Name Special Criteria/Note
Jan 3   GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Jan 3 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes  (applications open in early fall)
Jan 15        Drexel Liberty Scholars Program
Jan 15   Washington Crossing Foundation (government careers)
Jan 15 Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Jan 15 McNulty Scholarship (girls, St. Joe’s)
Jan 17  Alzheimer Awareness Essay Scholarship
Jan 22 Asian-American scholarships
Jan 30 Technology Addiction Awareness write  140 character message about the dangers of technology addiction
Jan 31  Union Plus Scholarship (family membership in participating Unions)
Jan 31          KPMG Women’s Leadership Awards
Jan 31 William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship
                                                             FEBRUARY 2020
Due Scholarship Name Special Criteria/Note
*Feb 1 Temple Outstanding Achievement Scholarship (Must be nominated by SLA/see Ms. Hirschfield)
Feb 1 Jackie Robinson Scholarship (minority students; opens in November)
Feb 5 McDonald’s HACER Hispanic Scholarship
Feb 12 Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Feb 14 Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship (Af.Am.male)
Feb 14  Continental Societies Scholarship
Feb 15 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (opens January 1)
Feb 15 Drexel Liberty Scholars Program (regular decision)
Feb 21 Urban League of Philadelphia Community Scholars
*Feb 22 Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Scholarship (must be nominated, see Ms. HIrschfield)
Feb 28 P.L.A.Y. Scholarship (interested in rescue animals/animal welfare)
Feb 28 Youth Foundation Grant (updates Feb 1)
Feb 28 Zeta Omicron Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Af.Am. Males
Feb 28 Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia  Annual Scholarship
MARCH 2020
Opens/Due Scholarship Name Special Criteria/Note
March Mayor’s Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania Must be applying to Penn; the website updates automatically in February
March/April UNCF Scholarships Must be a minority
Mar 1 Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation Scholarship Must have been impacted or have had a family member or friend impacted by kidney disease.
Mar 1 The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Must be planning to continue education in Pennsylvania
Mar 1 Philadelphia City Scholarship Must be enrolling at a school in Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, or Bucks County
Mar 1 Anna M. Vincent Scholarship Trust Must have held a paying job while in school
Mar 1 Mckee Scholarship Must be a male with an absent father
Mar 1 Herb it Forward Must demonstrate strong financial need
Mar 1 Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management
Mar 1 Quaker City Chapter of DST Sorority African American
Mar 2 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Parent/guardian must be a teamster member
Mar 2 Design a Greeting Card This contest runs for a year (begins in May); the prize is $10,000
Mar 2 PayPal paid internship (Af. Am.)
Mar 2 Cecilia Moy Yep Scholarship For Asian American Women
Mar 3 American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Mar 12 Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships Underrepresented; financial need
Mar 15 Mel Klein Scholarship Must be planning to apply to Tulane, Colgate, Columbia, or Stanford
Mar 16 UNCF Boule Scholarship – a notice at the top of this link says the application is closed, but scroll down to the bottom to see the current 2020 deadline Must be African American
Mar 19 UNCF STEM Scholarship Minority students
Mar 20 GSK Opportunity Scholarship For students who face/have faced significant adversity
Mar 20 Feinstein Fund
Mar 22 Samuel A. Green Scholarship Website might be blocked by SDP
Mar 23 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarships Click links for 2 scholarships, 1 internship African American women
Mar 25 Colleges that Change Lives Must be admitted to one of the Colleges That Change Lives.
Mar 29 UNCF (member school) Scholarships
Mar 30 Leon H. Sullivan Charitable Trust: for application email here African American student
Mar 31 R.W. Sorrel Scholarship
Mar 31 Christine B.Dexter Foundation Scholarships Must be applying to New England schools
Mar 31 First Eight Scholarship for Women Minimal requirements for eligibility other than gender
                                                              April 2020
Opens/Due Scholarship Name Special Criteria/Note
Apr Imagine America Foundation For students enrolling in trade schools
Apr 1 American Fire Safety Association 
Apr 1  Pennsylvania Land Surveyors’ Foundation Enrolling in a Land Surveyor program
Apr 1 Wilt Chamberlain Scholarship Fund Must demonstrate financial need
Apr 3 Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Preference given to students related to or sponsored by alumni
Apr 3 Joseph and Jessie Coleman Scholarship Demonstrated financial need
Apr 3 Richard A. Ash Scholarship College or trade school
Apr 3 Crouthamel Family Nursing Scholarship
Apr 3 Mervyn Sluizer Scholarship For Boy Scouts
Apr 6 CGCS Bernard Harris Scholarship Program For minorities continuing STEM education
* Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Opens in March
Apr 15 Barron Prize for Young Heroes For students working on inspiring service projects (not large groups)
Apr 15 We the Students Essay Contest
Apr 17 Beech Scholarship For students of color going to Temple University, Cheyney University, Lincoln University, or Community College of Philadelphia
Apr 20 Lions Chapter 14a link blocked by philasd For students with disabilities
Apr 30 E-Waste Scholarship
Apr 30 Asian Bank Scholarship Program For Asian Americans
Due in May 2020

May 4, 2020           D. Coleman Witte Scholarship (interest in architecture/design)

May 8, 2020            Robert C. Digges Scholarship (not need based)

May 8, 2020            Karsch Scholarship

May 8, 2020            Walter Thakray Scholarship

May 8, 2020           Elizabeth Harrison Scholarship

May 12, 2020                Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship  (HBCU)

May 29, 2020              Walmart Associate Scholarship

May 30, 2020              1800 Wheelchair Scholarship

May – June Various     Check out these ‘easy’ scholarships!

Due in June 2020

June 1, 2020             Thomas J. Lynch Scholarship (STEM)

June 1, 2020                PhillySEEDS (public housing/HCV)

June 12, 2020              Hussain Scholarship (underprivileged, South Asian descent)

June 30, 2020               Writers and Illustrators of the Future

August 31, 2020              Student Map and Poster Competition


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