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.

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 (2019) to update.

Scholarship Search Engines (deadlines vary)


United Negro College Fund Scholarships

NACAC 59 Scholarship Search Engines 

Philadelphia Foundation

Horatio Alger Association – various targeted scholarships with various deadlines

Trade/professional schools

Maguire Scholarship – see list of participating schools

Times Square Yearbook(study abroad)

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

Scholarship Bulletin – search this site for some very specific scholarships, for example ‘child of an AFT member’, ‘member of Freedom Credit Union’ – many of these are quite generous!

Explore ‘easy’ scholarships at Do  Deadlines vary.

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/Due Scholarship Name Special criteria/note
Opens Sept 1 AXA Achievement Scholarship Community service
Opens Sept 1
Opens Sept 15  1-800-Wheelchair Scholarship Fund
Due Sept 15 Catching the Dream Scholarship ¼ or more Native American
Due Sept 15 Gates Scholarship First phase of application
Due Sept 17 We the Future Contest Constitution essay 
Due Sept 18 Various deadlines.  Add your email to get notifications.
Opens Sept 18  Tweet for Success Scholarship Contest Career essay
Due Sept 30 Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Due Sept 30 Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Due Sept 30 Shout It Out Scholarship
Due Sept 30 Writers of the Future Contest  New contests quarterly
Due Sept 30 Illustrators of the Future Contest New contests quarterly
Due Sept 30 Shipdig Scholarship Essay writing
Various Deadlines GTFO Scholarships  Community Service. Check web site for different scholarships & deadlines


Opens/Due Scholarship Name Special criteria/note
Opens in October Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Committed to sports
Due Oct 6 AES Engineering
Opens Oct 15 Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution Scholarship Fund 2 different scholarships.  One due Nov. 6. See list of affiliated institutions HERE.
Due Oct 15  Colgate-Palmolive Hispanic Scholarship
Oct 24  Omega Psi Psi Fraternity

Go to “Programs”

Two opportunities: an essay contest and the Charles R. Drew Scholarship.
Due Oct 25 (1st deadline, for state scholarships) Horatio Alger Association Scholarship The site lists a number of scholarships; deadlines and criteria differ
Due Oct 31 Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Writing project
Due Oct 31 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Community service


Opens/Due Scholarship Name Special criteria/note
Due Nov 1   Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men
Due Nov 1 (early applicants) Ron Brown Scholar Program African-American, Economic challenges
Due Nov 5      Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Due Nov 13 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Financial need
Due Nov 15  Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
Due Nov 15  (three scholarships, different due dates) Eagles Fly for Leukemia Kim Hill College Scholarship Cancer patients/survivors
Due Nov 29    Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award Minimum 50 hours of volunteer work
Due in December 2019

Due December 1, 2019      Dell Scholars    Demonstrated financial need

December 15         Foot Locker Scholar Athletes (applications open in early fall)

Due In January 2020

January 4         GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Due January 22, 2020           Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

January 13          Drexel Liberty Scholars Program

January 14          Gates Millennium Scholars Program

January 15          Washington Crossing Foundation (government careers)

January 15          Youth Service America

January 15          Mensa Education and Research Foundation

January 15          McNulty Scholarship (girls, St. Joe’s)

January 20         Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship

January 22, 2020  Asian-American scholarships

January 31          Union Plus Scholarship

January 31          KPMG Women’s Leadership Awards

January 31, 2020          William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship

                                        Due in February 2020

February 1, 2020        P.L.A.Y. Scholarship

February 1, 2019        Urban League of Philadelphia Community Scholars

February 1, 2019        Jackie Robinson Foundation

February 4, 2019        McDonald’s HACER Hispanic Scholarship

February 7, 2019        Temple Outstanding Achievement Scholarship 

February 14, 2019       We the Students Essay Contest

February 15, 2019       Hispanic Scholarship Fund

February 15,  2019      Drexel Liberty Scholars Program

February 15, 2019         AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

February 15, 2019        Continental Societies Scholarships

February 15, 2019        Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship (Af.Am.male)

February 15, 2019        Hispanic Scholarship Fund

February 22, 2019        Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Scholarship

February 28, 2019        Youth Foundation Grant

February 28, 2019        PayPay paid internship (Af.Am/Hisp./Nat.)

February 28, 2019        Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter of APhA(Af.Am. male)

February 28, 2019       Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia  Annual Scholarship

Due in March 2020

March     Mayor’s Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania -this site updates automatically in February 

March/April   UNCF Scholarships

March 1, 2019      Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation (family/self diagnosed)

March 1, 2019     The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship

March 1, 2019      Philadelphia City Scholarship Program (schools near Phila.county)

March 1, 2019       Anna M. Vincent Scholarship Trust(NOT employee of BNYMellon)

March 1, 2019       John McKee Scholarship (male/absentfather)

March 1, 2019       Herb It Forward Scholarship(financial need)

March 3, 2019        UNCF Stem Scholarship

March 11, 2019       Cecilia Moy Yep Scholarship(AsianAm. 

March 12, 2019        Lockheed MartinSTEMscholarship(underserved)

March 15, 2019        Mel Klein Scholarship (Colgate, Columbia, Stanford, Tulane)

March 15, 2019         PFCU Rising Star Scholarship (members of PFCU credit union)

March 17, 2019            Brian Morden Memorial Scholarship 

March 22, 2019         GSK Opportunity Scholarship(significant adversity)

March 22, 2019          Feinstein Foundation(low income)

March 22, 2019           Colleges That Change Lives (admitted students)

March 22, 2019           Samuel A. Green Scholarship – blocked by School District; access from home.

March 25, 2019          Delta Sigma Theta Sorority(Af.Am.)  

March 29, 2019           UNCF (member schools) Scholarships

March 29, 2019           Walter J. Thackray Memorial (const.mngt.horticulture)

March 31, 2019            R. W. Sorrel Scholarship (financial challenges)

March 31, 2019            Christine B. Foundation Scholarship(New England colleges)

March 31, 2019             UNCF Boule Scholarship

March 31, 2019             James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

Due in April 2020

April, 2019                  Imagine-America (trade schools)

April, 2019                   Moore College of Art Scholarships

April 1, 2019               American Fire Safety Association

April 1, 2019               Schoolmens Club of Philadelphia

April 12019               Pennsylvania Land Surveyors’ Foundation Scholarship

April 1, 2019              AKA Omega Omega Scholarships – see Ms. Hirschfield (Af.Am.)

April 52019               HUSSAIN Scholarship(SouthAsian)

April 5, 2019             Joseph and Jesse Coleman Scholarship 

April 52019               D. Coleman Witte Scholarship(art/;Philregion)

April 5, 2019              Beech Scholarship (Temple/Cheney/Lincoln/CCP – minority)

April 5, 2019              The Richard A. Ash Scholarship Fund

April 5, 2019              Crouthamel Family Nursing Scholarship

April 5, 2019           Mervyn Sluizer, Jr. Scholarship Fund (Boy Scouts)

April 8, 2019              Wilt Chamberlain Scholarship Application

April 12, 2019              ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science (Af.Am.Hisp.)

April 15, 2019              Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship

April 19, 2019            Leon Sullivan Charitable Trust(Af.Am.)

April 20, 2019            Lions Chapter 14a (physical challenges)

April 30, 2019            Asian Bank Scholarship

Due in May 2020

May 1, 2019                Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship (HBCU)

May 102019             The Benjamin and Fredora K. Wolf Memorial Foundation (limited income)

May 10, 2019            Robert C. Digges Scholarship (not need based)

May 13, 2019  Pepper Hamilton Raise Your Voice Essay Contest:  Write a 500 to 1200 word essay on the question: Should local or federal officials be responsible for tackling social issues such as drug use, crime, immigration issues? See Ms. Hirschfield for a flyer describing rules and requirements.

May 152019             Francis H. Thole Essay Contest: Constitution of the United States (See Ms. Hirschfield for more information.)

May 17, 2019          The Omin Fellowship Essay Contest: write an essay of 800 to 1500 words on promoting brotherhood – one SLA student essay, chosen by the English Department, will win a cash award.

May 20, 2019            Art Start Scholarship Tyler School of Art

May 29, 2019             Thomas J. Lynch Scholarship (STEM)

May 30, 2020              1800 Wheelchair Scholarship

May 31, 2019              Student Map and Poster Competition

May 31, 2019              Walmart Associate Scholarship

May 31, 2019              Check out these ‘easy’ scholarships!


Due in June 2020

June 16, 2019              Lucidpress Scholarship

June 21, 2019                PhillySEEDS (public housing/HCV)

June 27, 2019               Poetry Slam    (random drawing of your poem!)

June 30, 2019               Writers and Illustrators of the Future



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