The Scholarship Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia
The scholarship program began in 1955 to give financial assistance to Good Citizenship Awardees for post high school education and training. In 1967 the program was formalized as The Scholarship Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Pennsylvania, is a public charity supported by gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and bequests. For a list of Named and Endowed Scholarships, click here.
To be considered for a Union League scholarship, a student must be a senior in high school and a recipient of the League's Good Citizenship Award. Scholarship candidates must complete an application, collect references from school and youth agency personnel, and then interview with a team of Union League members. Applicants are evaluated on character, scholastic ability, personality, leadership potential, financial need, service to society and loyalty to American traditions and principles.
Since 1955 more than 3,700 young men and women have been interviewed, and over 750 students have received Union League Scholarships, totaling over $2.8 million in awards. Today 110 students are in college with the help of The Scholarship Foundation of the Union League.
Four-year scholarships are awarded in late spring. The awards are paid directly to the student's college, university or trade school, so long as the student remains in good academic standing at that educational institution. A student must use scholarship funds within six years.