The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. Call 703-723-800 for info. www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars
The Ellis Trust provides financial assistance for school needs, extracurricular programs, summer camps and/or high school tuition for high-achieving girls in grades 9-12 who reside in Philadelphia. Eligible girls are from single parent families who meet federal reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines. Call 215-790-1666, ext 442 with questions.
Philadelphia Futures prepares students from low-income families to enter and succeed in college by providing mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance and financial incentives. Also publishes Step Up to College, a guide to the college and financial aid application processes that is distributed to all high school students; the Guide also is available free of charge on request.- 230 S. Broad St, 7th Fl-215-790-1666
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Various locations throughout the city for motivated lower income students to help them achieve their goals of college graduation. Various universities/colleges work with students at select high schools Click on the one that manages your high school. Must apply in 9th or early 10th grade and be the first generation to finish college.
University of Pennsylvania (Overbrook, Parkway West, Sayre, West Philly)
CCP Trio Upward Bound (Ben Franklin, Edison, South Philly, West Philly)
Temple University (all high schools)
Harcum College (Bartram Motivation High School, Communications and Technology High School)
Gwynedd Mercy (Hallahan , Little Flower, Neumann/Goretti High School, West Catholic, Roman Catholic)
Questbridge helps connect the brighest low-income students to America’s best universities and opportunities. Check out their website for info.
The University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies offers a special opportunity for academically exceptional local junior and senior high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit-call 215-898-7326.
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Offers up to $2,000 for graduating high school seniors to help pay first year college expenses. Call 267-507-1690 or go to website to start application
Helps with college preparation and awareness to students in low-income communities. Starts in 6th or 7th grade and goes through high school- 215-400-4130
School District of Philadelphia’s Office provides resources and guidance to Philadelphia’s students to persue their dreams. Provides resources on college preparation and career development- 440 N Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Portal A- call 215-400-4200.
The College Access Centers are free and open to the public. Services to adult and school-aged individuals are provided by trained staff members committed to helping make college a reality for anyone interested in higher education.
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Suite 700 215-665-1400
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Great info on steps necessary to get into college from 9th grade to adulthood. Call 215.686.0315 for more info or go to site below.