Last Dollar Scholarships

THE LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN - PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

The current application deadline is September 1, 2017; however, the scholarship is awarded on a first come first serve basis. Applications cannot be submitted and are not considered complete until all supporting documentation is uploaded. Only submitted applications will be reviewed.

Please contact the Philadelphia Scholars office at 215-665-1400 x3340 or at scholars@philaedfund.org if you have any questions.

WHAT IS THE LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP?

The Last Dollar Scholarship is a need-based "gap-filling" award. It is awarded when a FAMILY'S EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC) AND FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE TOTAL ARE LESS THAN THE COST OF ATTENDANCE; RESULTING IN UNMET FINANCIAL NEED. THROUGH THE PHILADELPHIA EDUCATION FUND, THE PHILADELPHIA SCHOLARS PROGRAM ADMINISTERS LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OF OUR COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM AND PARTNER HIGH SCHOOLS WHO HAVE A DOCUMENTED UNMET NEED BETWEEN $200 AND $5,000 DURING AN ACADEMIC YEAR.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP?

 GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE PHILADELPHIA EDUCATION FUND COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM WITHIN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

  • BARTRAM HIGH SCHOOL
  • FURNESS HIGH SCHOOL
  • KENSINGTON CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL
  • OLNEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
  • ROXBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AT THE PARTNER SCHOOLS LISTED BELOW ARE ABLE TO APPLY AND RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM THEIR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AND MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY CONTINGENT ON AVAILABLE FUNDING:

  • THOMAS A. EDISON HIGH SCHOOL
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
  • KENSINGTON HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY
  • KENSINGTON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS/FINANCE & ENTREPRENEURIAL HIGH SCHOOL
  • LANKENAU HIGH SCHOOL
  • MASTERY CHARTER AT SIMON GRATZ HIGH SCHOOL
  • NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL
  • PARKWAY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
  • PAUL ROBESON HIGH SCHOOL
  • WILLIAM L. SAYRE HIGH SCHOOL
  • STRAWBERRY MANSION HIGH SCHOOL
  • WEST PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL

*THERE ARE NO ON-SITE COLLEGE ACCESS COORDINATORS AT THESE SCHOOLS. HOWEVER, STUDENTS FROM THESE SCHOOLS MAY RECEIVE FUNDING THROUGH DONOR DESIGNATION (CONTINGENT UPON AVAILABLE FUNDING).  


 

DEADLINE

The 2016-2017 Last Dollar Scholarship online application is now open. The current application deadline is September 1, 2017; however, the scholarship is awarded on a first come first serve basis. Applications cannot be submitted and are not considered complete until all supporting documentation is uploaded. Only submitted applications will be reviewed.

 

ELIGIBLE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

 

The Last Dollar Scholarship can be applied to any college or university that is accredited by traditional agencies such as Middle States Association, the New England Association, the Western Association, etc.  (Non-traditional institutions that offer careers in nursing, vocational-technical, automotive mechanics, etc., are not eligible for the scholarship).

 

AWARD AMOUNTS

 

MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP

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