Attention Philadelphia high school seniors! Each year the Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards approximately 50 scholarships to high school seniors. Selected students receive $1,000 each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited, four-year, bachelor degree programs.

This year’s applications must be submitted online and are due March 1.

Applicants must be enrolling at a school in Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, or Bucks County. The Philadelphia City Scholarship Review Committee will consider factors including high school grades, extracurricular activities, leadership potential, writing ability, and financial need (from FAFSA Student Aid Report).

NOTE: Students who receive the Mayor’s Scholarship (a different scholarship program) to the University of Pennsylvania are not eligible to receive the Philadelphia City Scholarship.

Follow the link below to complete your City Scholarship application. Your guidance counselor should be able to assist you if you have questions about compiling this information.


For general questions about the Philadelphia City Scholarship Program, email or call (215) 686-0333.

Click here to fill out your 2019 Philadelphia City Scholarship. This year’s applications are due by March 1.