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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:

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:

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.

For more information you can click here.

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

Scholarship NameDeadline
The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships & AwardsJanuary 01
Center for Alcohol Policy Essay ContestJanuary 08
Ron Brown Scholars ProgramJanuary 09
The APIASF ScholarshipJanuary 14
F. Lammot Belin Arts ScholarshipJanuary 15
I Have a Dream Short Essay ScholarshipJanuary 31
Union Plus Scholarship ProgramJanuary 31
Naval ROTC ScholarshipJanuary 31
The Jackie Robinson Scholarship ProgramFebruary 01
The Lou Manzione
February 01
AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College ScholarshipFebruary 15
Society of Women Engineers ScholarshipFebruary 15
Philadelphia City Scholarship ProgramFebruary 24
Philadelphia Chapter of Women of Engineers ScholarshipFebruary 24
Sweet and Simple ScholarshipFebruary 28
Teen Drive 365 Video ChallengeFebruary 28
The P.L.A.Y ScholarshipFebruary 28
McKee ScholarsMarch 01
National Cellular Directory ScholarshipMarch 01
USciences Opportunity ScholarshipMarch 01
The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. March 01
Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Inc. March 01
Herb It Forward ScholarshipMarch 01
Print & Graphic Scholarship FoundationMarch 01
Tzu Chi ScholarshipMarch 02
A-1 Auto Transport Annual ScholarshipMarch 10
Hispanic Scholarship FundMarch 30 ScholarshipMarch 31
Wilt Chamberlain Memorial FundApril 01
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math & Science ScholarshipApril 10
Craig D. Butler ScholarshipApril 01
The Daniel Triano ScholarshipApril 15
Gloria Barron Scholarship PrizeApril 15
Sports Unlimited ScholarshipApril 25
The Luther & Mary Ida Vandross ScholarshipMay 01 Leadership ScholarshipMay 01
Actuarial Diversity ScholarshipMay 02
Francis H. Thole Essay ContestMay 18
American Best Future Security Professionals of America ScholarshipMay 30
Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys ScholarshipMay 31
Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur's ScholarshipMay 31
Joe Francis Haircare ScholarshipJune 01
USPAACC ScholarshipJune 02
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship June 12
Big Sun Scholarship June 19
High School Scholarship Program 2018June 30
Tylenol ScholarshipJune 30
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship (AHF)June 30 Scholarship ProgramJune 31
Redfin ScholarshipJuly 31
STEM Scholarship by XBOAugust 1
Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship ProgramAugust 28
The American Fire Sprinkler AssociationSeptember 01
Beauty+Wellness ScholarshipSeptember 30
AES Engineering ScholarshipOctober 05
Wells Fargo Student Impact ScholarshipOctober 05
Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship ProgramOctober 15
American Trucks ScholarshipOctober 15
Dr. Pepper Giveaway TuitionOctober 18
Wendy's High School Heisman ScholarshipOctober 20
The Octavius Catto ScholarshipOctober 30
Coca Cola Scholars FoundationOctober 31
Elks Most Valuable Student ScholarshipNovember 15
JIE ScholarshipNovember 24
Griswold Home Care ScholarshipNovember 30
Dell Scholars ProgramDecember 1
Varsity Tutors College Scholarship ContestDecember 15
Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship ProgramDecember 15
Foot Locker Scholar AthleteDecember 15
Vape Craft Inc. ScholarshipDecember 30
The Overcoming Obstacles ScholarshipDecember 31
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe ScholarshipDecember 31