The Octavius Catto Scholarship
Mayor Jim Kenney proposed an important new anti-poverty initiative designed to put more Philadelphians on the path to success at Community College of Philadelphia. The program, named the Octavius Catto Scholarship, aims to make the transformative power of education available to students by providing funding and additional supports.
Combining last-dollar funding with special wrap-around support services, the program will address obstacles like tuition and fees as well as burdens that hit many Philadelphians – especially those living in poverty – particularly hard, including costs associated with food, transportation and books.
Eligible first-time, full-time students will receive last-dollar funding for up to three years, enhanced coaching and advising, and support for food, transportation and books.
Catto Scholars will receive both tuition support as well as many academic resources and services, such as:
- Support toward the cost of books, food, and transportation
- Career coaches and advisors to help them stay on track
- Connection to existing resources like affordable housing, childcare, and other services
For more information please visit: https://ccp.edu/catto
The Urban League of Philadelphia
The Urban League of Philadelphia is proud to announce the Annual Money for College, University or Trade Scholarship
In order to apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Attend a Philadelphia High School
- Complete an application at: BIT.LY/ULPSCHOLARSHIP2021
- Submit a resume, essay, school transcript, and letters of recommendation
- Complete the following essay prompt: ” looking at the state of your community, what are some ways you can improve your community to benefit everyone that lives in it?”
Deadline to apply is February 25, 2021.
For more information, please email Darcel Laurie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig D. Butler Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the life of Craig D. Butler and to continue his legacy of integrity, generosity and service.
CDB aims to aid young adults from undeserved populations to pursue higher education. Each year, the CDB Scholarship Foundation will seek future high school graduates to offer financial support as they pursue their dreams in the aftermath of gun violence.
The CDB Scholarship is an annual, merit based competition, that focuses on instilling philanthropic values in ambitious, driven, goal-oriented individuals. This is a one-time award of $1000. Financial need is considered, however, all high school seniors are encouraged to apply. An award recipient is selected in June of each year.
To qualify for the scholarship, the recipient needs to meet the following criteria:
- Students must be a resident of Philadelphia County at the time of application.
- Students must be of African American descent.
- Students must have a scholastic average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Students must be entering a two or four-year college/university as a full-time freshman student in the fall of the year of the announcement of the scholarship award AND/OR students must be entering an accredited vocational-technical school as a full time freshman in the fall of the year of the announcement of the scholarship award.
Submission of the completed application and associated documents.
Disbursement: Funds will be paid to the college directly. A letter from the educational institution will be required to ensure this requirement is met.
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Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship
Do you know a high school senior who wants to be a lawyer? The Pearce Law Firm is offering a $1,500 scholarship for Pennsylvania high school students from the class of 2021 who are pursuing a law oriented degree. Visit our website for application, requirements, and evaluation criteria.
Deadline: May 31, 2021