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Current Open Scholarships

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program - The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.  Deadline is January 13, 2016.

  • RHMC US Scholarships - Beginning October 1, 2015, students may apply online. Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2016 academic year is January 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 30, 2016.
  • Foot Locker Athlete Scholarships - For the fifth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be awarding $20,000 college scholarships to outstanding student athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school and within their communities. Deadline is December 17, 2015.
  • Dell Scholars Program - The Dell Scholars Program is a college completion program unique in the type of students it supports and how it nurtures and empowers those students on their path to a college degree. An initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Dell Scholars Program provides its students with resources and mentoring beyond initial financial assistance to ensure they have the support they need to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Opens November 1st.  Deadline is January 15, 2016.
  • Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship -
    The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer this scholarship opportunity which is open to high school students in the state of Pennsylvania who have been accepted to a college or university and have aspirations of attending law school after college. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership from future attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania. Deadline is December 31, 2015.
  • Apartment List Scholarship - As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values. You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you! Deadlines are: December 1, March 1, June 1 and September 1





Athletic Scholarships (For Student Athletes) - Athletic Scholarships are for student athletes who are being recruited by perspective colleges or universities and the coaches of those universities make the decision as to whom they offer these scholarships. If you believe that you are a student athlete worthy of receiving an "athletic scholarship" please contact the colleges or university coaches.

Fast Web - Great site to find additional scholarships to pay for college.

Additional Scholarship Websites - Click the link for a list of more scholarship websites.

Scholarship Coach, Vol 8 - Scholarship America wants to make sure the high cost of college doesn't keep students from earning their degrees, we're happy to bring you the latest free ebook in our Scholarship Coach series.This free e-book features more than 50 pages of highlights, tips and tricks for scholarship seekers in high school and college!

Scholarships for Undocumented Students - This link will take you to a book created by MALDEF that provides scholarship information in english and spanish for students of latino/hispanic heritage.

Scholarship Essay - If you need tips on writing a scholarship essay, click on the link for resources.

Financial Aid - If you are looking for some help obtaining money from the government for college, this section will give accurate and up-to-date information regarding financial aid during the school year.  

Paying for College

Don't know how you are going to pay for college?

For federal government assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) Application.

For the Class of 2016, the new FAFSA will open on January 1st, 2016.

Make sure that you visit the correct website: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Once you complete your FAFSA, you will have the opportunity to apply for the state grant that also provides free money for college.  Do not lose out on that extra money!  If you do not see the link, please make sure to log in to PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority) to apply for the state grant and for additional resources on how to find more funding for college.

Please note that scholarships are available now and you should be researching and applying for them throughout the school year!


College Night 2015 at the District 1199C Training Fund!

Free event, 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 1st.

For Training Fund students, high school students, parents, guardians and community members

Getting the most bang for your buck in higher education!

Information will be provided on:

 - Jobs that are high in demand
 - Financing college & completing the FAFSA
 - College Selection Process
 - College Application Process
 - Preparing for the SAT or ACT

For questions or more information, please contact Christine Covington-Hoess at 215-568-2220, extension 5411.