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Check out the School District of Philadelphia’s Scholarship Clearinghouse for more scholarships with March Deadlines.


Lighthouse Guild Scholarship

Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps a number of outstanding and deserving legally blind students attend college or attend graduate school with scholarships of $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or attend/remain in the graduate school of their choice. Candidates arenot required to demonstrate financial need.

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Urquhart Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The mission of the Urquhart Memorial Foundation is to contribute financial support for higher education to eligible African-American students accepted into undergraduate studies at 4 year colleges or universities in the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, we will contribute to research programs dedicated to identifying cures for breast cancer and diabetes.

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Questbridge College Prep Scholarship for High School Juniors

Provides resources for low-income students to excellent top tier colleges at minimal costs.  Admission requirements are stringent;1300 SAT (reading and math only), top 5-10%, first generation college student, eligible for free or reduced lunch.  Due by end of March! 

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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Nominate a student for awards from gift certificates to college tuition.  Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 15, 2014 and not yet a high school graduate.  The student’s volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination.  Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.  Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.  Nominators must be 21 or older.

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Rhebena T. Castleberry Scholarship

The National Association of University Women, Philadelphia Branch offers the Rhebena T. Castleberry Scholarship to qualified graduating high school seniors. To apply for the Rhebena T. Castleberry Scholarship, please download the application and complete all requested information.

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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000.

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The Ivy Legacy Foundation Scholarships

Seven scholarships each with its own list of criteria.  Each MUST be accompanied by an official transcript, three (3) letters of reference, and an essay.

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AVANCE Scholarship Fund

The Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. established the AVANCE Scholarship in the early 1990’s. This fund was started to award accomplished young women with aspirations of attaining a college education. These young women demonstrate qualities that strongly align with the Goals of our organizations: Academic Excellence, Cultural Enrichment, Leadership, Service to the Community, and Sisterhood.  Young women of all race and ethnicity may apply.

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The David Nelson, Jr Memorial Fund Scholarship

Educational scholarships for surviving children of donor parents, in David’s spirit of compassion and giving. Awarding financial support to donor families provides an opportunity to “give back” to the true heroes – the donors – by supporting their children’s educational goals.

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The Orphan Foundation of America/Casey Family Scholarships

Scholarships to deserving foster youth since 1987. Casey Family Programs in Seattle, Washington has supported foster children, youth and their families since 1966. In 1999 we teamed up to form a powerful partnership for older foster youth transitioning from care to successful adulthood through education.

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AIF/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship

The AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in Architecture.

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United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

USPAACC strongly believes in investing in our future leaders.  Since 1989, over a million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC.  Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the Scholarship Program and endow their own scholarships.

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Cecilia Moy Yep Scholarship

The mission of the Asian American Women’s Coalition is to promote the advancement of Asian American women through leadership and mutual support. The intent of the scholarship is to help a financially needy Asian American female student who has excelled in her studies or other fields of endeavor and to advance her career through an undergraduate education.

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Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association Scholarship

The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association wants to encourage and promote the field of public relations to public high school students through an educational scholarship for those interested in studying the field or related subjects (i.e. journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc.).

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship

The program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year. Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at the State System of Higher Education for each of four years. Eligible educational institutions include nearly all colleges, universities, and career schools in Pennsylvania.

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National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs

The members of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. are progressive, innovative and dynamic women who continue to uphold the tenets of the Founders and promote the highest standards of business and professional acumen.  There are five scholarships dedicated for students who can fulfill this mission.

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McKee Scholarship Award

The Trust under Will of John McKee, through the McKee Scholarship Committee, offers scholarships for college or vocational training to high school seniors or graduates who meet all of the criteria: not over age 19 years on March 1st; fatherless boys (i.e., whose biological or adoptive  father is actually dead or has been declared missing by a competent authority) of any race; “missing” may also include permanently absent, dysfunctional, and not functioning as a father to the applicant; in need of financial assistance; and bona fide resident of the five-county Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia).  Preference is given to those desirous of obtaining a naval education and training.

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Anna M. Vincent Scholarship

Awards are given to students worthy of financial assistance; of high scholastic standing and good character; and residents of Philadelphia or the surrounding five county Philadelphia area: i.e., Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.

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Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association Scholarship

Eligible students are graduating high school seniors furthering their education in the hospitality industry who have been accepted in a Hospitality or Culinary Arts program in an accredited post-secondary institution, students currrently enrolled in an accredited Hospitality Culinary Arts program in an accredited post-secondary institution and the student must be a Pennsylvania resident.

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Hermine Solt Student Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professional’ Student Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field.  Scholarships of $500 each will be offered to students who meet the requirements.

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Network of Women in Computer Technology Scholarship

NWCT provides leadership, mentoring, professional development and networking to women within the Philadelphia technology community. This scholarship is intended to encourage and support women with the interest, the aptitude, and the potential for a successful career in information technology.

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American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

Rewards metro area high school students who excel in math and science with financial assistance for post-secondary education.

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American Heritage Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Any current high school senior who will be attending an accredited institution may apply. In order to apply for the scholarship, the applicant must be an American Heritage member in good standing. Employees and family members of AMHFCU and First Heritage, LLC and their Boards of Directors are not eligible.  Scholarship winners must be enrolled in at least nine credits each semester throughout the academic year.  Selection criteria may include, but are not limited to: academic achievement and grade point average, extra-curricular activities and community involvement, student evaluation, and writing skills. American Heritage Federal Credit Union will grant fifteen winners a one-time $1,000 undergraduate scholarship.

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League of Women Voter’s Scholarship

This award is available to a graduating School District of Philadelphia Senior who has demonstrated commitment to an activity that promotes participation in political process within the school or community and exemplifies a high standard of good citizenship and social involvement.  The student must have an academic GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

For an application form go to the Scholarship Clearinghouse or see your counselor.

Annabelle InPower Dream Big Scholarship

Annabelle InPower Dream Big Scholarship is for the amount of $500.00. It is designated for a high school senior whose dream is to become a teacher, social worker, therapist, or psychologist.

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