Scholarships & Grants

RESOURCES

Campus Philly

Campus Philly is a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region.

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Graduate! Philadelphia

Graduate! Philadelphia’s mission is to increase the number of adults completing college in the Greater Philadelphia region, by engaging business, higher education, government, organized labor, workforce and economic development, community building organizations, social service providers, and college graduates to align existing resources, remove barriers, and create new pathways for adults to complete a college degree.

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Philly Goes 2 College

PG2C connects you to the resources and programs that will help you take your education to the next level. From help with scholarships and financial aid, preparing for the SATs and filling out forms like the FAFSA, to finding and applying to the right school or college, we can be your guide. Their services are citywide and always free.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Black Student Fund

Since 1964, the Black Student Fund (BSF) has provided financial assistance and support services to Washington, DC metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families. BSF-assisted students stay in school, graduate high school with distinction and enter college. 70% of these students are from one-parent households. Many are the first generation to progress to higher education.

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CollegeNet

Today, CollegeNET begins an experiment to give the next generation more say over who wins the money to advance through our educational system. If you are a student who needs a scholarship or you are a former student trying to pay off a loan, you can earn money by writing on topics in ways that persuade others to vote for you. And by voting, you can exercise control applying your judgment and values towards the collective choice of winners. If you are not enrolled in college, not planning to enroll, or have no student loan, you can’t win a scholarship on this site, but you can still post to the forums and have a voice through your votes.

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College Scholarships

For students, scholarships are available for high school, undergraduate, graduate and international students attending a college or technical school. For educators, this website offers tons of resources for your students to succeed in searching for colleges and scholarships.

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College Scholarship and Online Degrees

Their mission is to provide comprehensive, actionable information for high school students headed for traditional two or four-year colleges, adults who wish to improve their career options and earning power by enrolling in online degree or online certificate programs at the undergraduate level, students of all ages interested in enrolling in vocational, technical, and career schools and colleges, and undergraduate degree holders seeking a master’s, doctoral, or professional school degree online.

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Fastweb

Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. They have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

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FinAid

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

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Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, established in 1999, is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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U.N.C.F.

U.N.C.F.  awards more than 10,000 students scholarships, worth more than $100 million, each year. By providing financial support to 37 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). And by serving as the nation’s leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement.

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U.S. Department of Education

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.

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StudySoup Women in Technology Scholarship

As a company driven to help students succeed, we know that college is an important step along many career paths, but it can be expensive. Students can upload notes to StudySoup to lighten their financial burden. However, we still felt like we could do more to give back to the future leaders of the world. We also believe that it is our responsibility to foster innovation in the field of technology and help underrepresented students break down barriers. Therefore, we are offering a $2000 Women in Technology Scholarship to an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming.

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Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Social Work Graduate Student Scholarship

The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in African American communities. Previous recipients now work in hospitals, medical clinics, and social services agencies that provide treatment and specialized services to African American patients.

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Veterans Make Great Technology and Engineering/STEM Teachers Scholarship

Veterans who are currently enrolled as students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree as a Technology and Engineering teacher are encouraged to apply. This program serves to honor those who have served our country and are now committed to serving/teaching our students.

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The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship

The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship is a scholarship contest with a one-time disbursement of $500.00 to the winner of an essay contest. In addition to having a completed application form approved by the posted terms of the contest and any additional stipulations offered by the review committee or the owners of this website, the winning entrant will supply an essay of at least 500 words describing why they are uniquely deserving of this award.

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James & Patricia Sood Education Studies Scholarship

he James and Patricia Sood Scholarship was founded in honor of a special couple, both teachers. It is awarded to a young adult student who is pursuing a degree and career in education. After serving as an engineer in the US Navy and then having a successful career in business, James went back to school to follow his passion–teaching. He spent many happy years as a Professor of International Business at American University, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in the 1990s.

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Women in STEM Study.com Scholarship

A $500 award will be given to a female student pursuing any associate’s or bachelor’s degree program emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics). Women are historically underrepresented in STEM professions, and Study.com wishes to promote more interest and opportunity for women in these fields of study. Areas of study that will be considered include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, engineering technology, and computer science, among others.

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GRANTS

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a post baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.) The amount of any other student aid for which you might qualify does not affect the amount of your Federal Pell Grant.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs) are awarded to undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students receiving Federal Pell Grants.  FSEOG funds are first come, first served. This system works differently from the Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides funds to every eligible student.

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PA State Grants

Full- and part-time Pennsylvania State Grants are awarded to undergraduate Commonwealth residents pursuing their first bachelor’s degree in an approved program of study of at least two years in length.  All Pennsylvania residents must apply for a state grant by filing the FASFA.  Detailed information regarding student award eligibility can be reviewed by visiting the PHEAA grant program manual.

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Non-PA State Grants

Non-Pennsylvania residents should check with their respective state agency for state grant information. Not all state grant programs are transferable if a student is attending a school outside of their home state.

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