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Scholarships

  • Summer Internships at UIF in Devon, Penn.
    The Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) located in Devon, Penn., is recruiting high school students for their summer internship position. These paid interns will get first-hand experience working with business leaders, as well as assisting our Entrepreneur Associates. For more information, go to http://www.uif.org/internships/
  • The Philadelphia Foundation has announced the opening of the 2018-2019 scholarship cycle.   All scholarship applications are currently available on The Philadelphia Foundation website.  There are a variety of scholarships with various deadlines.  Seniors can apply to as many scholarship opportunities as they see fit.  Go to www.philafound.org to see the list of scholarships.
  • A Campaign Fellowship Program is being offered to students in Montgomery, Chester & Delaware counties. Students accepted to the program will work on the campaigns for the PA State House Districts of 157 & 163. There are three locations, one each in Phoenixville, Berwyn, and Drexel Hill.  A campaign requires a variety of skill sets, and students enrolled in the program will get real world professional, research, and hands-on work experience.  If interested, stop by Guidance for a Democratic Campaign Fellowship Application.
  • Leadership Academy at Cabrini University  The Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini University is holding a leadership academy for high school students to prepare students for leadership roles within their communities. The workshop will be held June 24-29, 2018. If interested, contact Brittany Sanner at bms323@cabrini.edu
  • The National Association of Black Accountants and Point Park University are sponsoring a FREE, in-residence, summer camp for sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Camp dates are June 24 – June 29, 2018, and the location is Point Park University in Pittsburgh.  For more information, go to www.pointpark.edu and google ACAP.
  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program
    The Horatio Alger Association is offering scholarships up to $2,500 for those seniors enrolled in a two-year or less career or technical degree/certificate program who demonstrate financial need.  Go to application.horatioalger.org to apply.  Deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.
  • Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship
    The Philadelphia Foundation is offering the Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to graduating seniors pursuing a post-secondary major in construction management, agricultural science, or horticultural science.  Students must have maintained a 2.5 GPA throughout high school, must demonstrate financial need and extracurricular, work or volunteer activity outside of education. Go to www.philafound.org to apply.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.
  • Enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge for a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship
    Khan Academy has announced the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest.  Students must create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way.  Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible.  Students have a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship.  For more information, go to www.breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org.  Deadline for submission is July 1, 2018.
  • Dr. Vincent F. Miraglia Scholarship
    The Borough of Bridgeport is sponsoring the Dr. Vincent F. Miraglia Scholarship for a total award of $2,000. Seniors need to be residents of Bridgeport for at least the last two years, participate in extracurricular activities and be involved within the Bridgeport community.  The scholarship committee will also take into consideration a student’s scholastic record, financial need, and character.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is May 2, 2018.
  • 2018 Rising Star Scholarship
    The Friends of the Delaware County Women’s Commission is seeking applicants for their 2018 Rising Star scholarship award.   A $1,000  scholarship will be awarded. The scholarship will be designated for a female Delaware County high school senior entering college in Fall 2018. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the recipients’ college or university accounts.  Application should include transcript, a resume that includes work, community service and leadership experience, letter of reference from a faculty member or employer and a personal essay of 500 words or less. The topic of the essay is Pay Equity:  How do you see the impact on opportunities available for women and girls today?  To apply go to  https://friendsofdcwc.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/1560/.  Deadline for submission is May 1, 2018.