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College Scholarship Opportunities

It’s not too late! Many universities have rolling admission policies and continue to accept college applications. Please remember to come to the Guidance office to request your Transcripts. 
Don’t forget to bring all acceptance letters and scholarship/grant information to the Guidance office. We keep a record of all acceptance and merit monies that you have earned. We want to recognize your accomplishments on the Guidance bulletin board across from Guidance. In addition, all scholarship information is listed in the graduation booklet.


Alpha Delta Kappa-PA Gamma Chapter - Agnes Shipman Robertson Memorial Scholarship for women and pursuing a degree in education and have a GPA of 3.0.  Deadline: March 30th. 
Anna M. Vincent Scholarship Trust: Grant awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are renewable for up to five years. Apply online at
The Bensalem Lions Club Scholarship: Seniors residing in Bensalem with verification of acceptance as a full time student at a college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher should come to the guidance office for an application. 
The Bensalem Township Police Benevolent Association Scholarship Committee awards a college scholarship of up to $5,000.00 to a high school senior who resides in Bensalem. For more information and a copy of the application, please stop in the Guidance office.
The Bucks County Community Foundation Scholarship:  Must be a Bucks County residents.  Be accepted as a full time student in college, university or qualifying trade school. Be able to document devotion and service to people, community or family.  Write an essay of 250 to 500 words detailing such devotion to date and how this community/family commitment has influenced you.

City of Philadelphia Scholarship Program: The Scholarship program awards approximately 50 college scholarships each year to high school seniors. Scholarships are $1,000 for each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited four year, bachelor degree programs. Student and parent/guardian must reside in Philadelphia.

More information is available in the Guidance office.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship - 2019: Applicants may submit an application until 5:00pm Eastern on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Please visit our website for Eligibility Requirements, FAQs, and instructions on applying.

Colgate-Palmolive Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Log on to: and follow the application process to submit 3 short essays of 500 words or less on a selection of topics. Deadline: CHECK WEB SITE.
Community College of Philadelphia: A new online scholarship application process which allows students to search and apply for multiple scholarships by completing one online application.  Students can visit to search and complete the application process.
Delaware Valley Engineers: The committee is seeking applications from outstanding high school students in the Delaware Valley to receive a $1,000 award and to be recognized at the Awards Luncheon in February. This is open to all students considering a career in engineering. For more information, go to
Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship: will open for online applications on March 1, 2019 and will conclude in April. Must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in Fall 2019. Students will be able to access the online application at
First Trust Samuel A. Green Scholarship: Compose an essay that explains how your college education will help you cultivate prosperity in your neighborhood/community.  1st prize - $10,000; 2nd, $5,000; 3rd, $5,000; and 30 additional awards will be given.  

Gates Scholarship: The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. The application deadline -is September 18th.

To learn more watch this video.

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Basic Eligibility - To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
Horatio Alger Scholarship: You must intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree and may start your studies at a two-year institution. To apply go to:
Imagine America High School Application Process: Any student planning to attend one of the trade schools listed below can receive a $1,000 scholarship!  Go to to apply. We can nominate five students.
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • The Automotive Training Center
  • Kaplan Career Institute
Immaculata University has extended the deadline to apply for the Maguire scholarship. Details about the Maguire scholarship is available on the Ryan website under the Student Life tab. 
John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Essay Contest: Applicant must write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of the political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. For more information go to

John McKee Scholarship: The McKee scholarship committee offers scholarships of up to $25,000 to qualified high school senior students who meet the following criteria:

  • Male, 18 years of age or younger
  • Student planning to attend a 4 year college
  • Student’s biological/adoptive father is deceased or permanently absent
  • Student in need of financial assistance
  • Resident of the five county area


If you believe you are eligible to apply for this scholarship, please come to the Guidance office for further information. Deadline: March 1st.

John P. McNulty Scholarship is designed for young women interested in the fields of science and mathematics.  Must be accepted to St. Joseph’s.  Have a 3.5 GPA and a minimum of a 1300 SAT or 30 ACT. Web site:
Kelly Rooney Memorial Scholarship: The Foundation seeks to provide a one-time scholarship of $10,000 to a high school senior who lost his or her mother to cancer and who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university. For more info contact Save Second Base –
Maguire Scholarship: Any senior who is applying to a Maguire Scholars Partner School may become a Maguire college scholar.  Students should contact the college/university in which they plan to apply and request an application required to become a Maguire scholar at their college/university. Each college sets their own guidelines and students must qualify accordingly. 
A list of participating colleges is available in the Guidance office. 


Click on this link for more information:

Pennsylvania American Legion: Scholarship and financial aid information at

Come to the guidance office for more information.

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union: Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who are members in good standing of the Credit Union. An excellent opportunity to open an account and become eligible. Call 215-934-3577 or visit
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Prestigious award for youth volunteers in school and community.  Applications and more information available at
PSECU Scholarship Program: Six $8,000 scholarships are available to any student who is a member of PSECU  or who is interested in joining.  This is a PA approved Credit Union.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program: The RMJC scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Apply at for complete program details and requirements.
The Washington Crossing Foundation: A scholarship offering for students planning careers in government service. Each student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he plans a career in government service, including any inspiration that can be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his crossing of the Delaware. College scholarships range from $500 to 5,000.  For more information, go to
United Steelworkers / Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program: Applicants must be a child of a member of the United Steelworkers, District 10 (Eastern) or a child of a retired or deceased member of an affiliated local union. Applications must be requested by students through participating local unions.

Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund Scholarship application is now open! The foundation will award a minimum of 8 scholarships to area high school seniors planning to enroll in a four-year university, two-year community college or vocational school this coming Fall 2018.

This competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $5,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school; up to $2,500 per year to attend an accredited community college or vocational school.
  • Mentoring support during and after the transition to post-high school schooling.


  • Plan to graduate from a Metropolitan Philadelphia area high school at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution beginning in Fall 2018.
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.

 For more information and to apply now, please visit