Scholarships and Contests
QuestBridge National College Match (deadline September 27, 2018)
“The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges.
College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.
If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge’s college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.”
Master List of Scholarships for Low Income Students
“Think you can’t afford college? Think again. I’m a college student and know what it feels like to be a bit tight, but with scholarships for low income students, you can find ways to afford a higher education!“
The Philadelphia Foundation Scholarships
A comprehensive list of more than fifty scholarships available to high school students.
“PhillyGoes2College guides students through the process of applying and transitioning to college and other secondary opportunities. Whether you’re going for the first time or coming back as an adult, we’ll help you find the right programs, community resources, and financial supports to be successful.”
Find an online list of national and Philly scholarship opportunities here as well as other resources on the website.
Scholarships for First-Generation College Students
These scholarships are specifically awarded to high school seniors who will be the first in their family to attend college.