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What is the criteria or requirements that must be met to apply for this scholarship?

  • Applicant must be a Philadelphia resident and an African-American
  • Must attend a 4-year college/university in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Freshman students must submit transcripts of grades from all high schools attended, with evidence of at least a 2.5 GPA, and current SAT or ACT scores
  • College students must submit transcripts of grades from all colleges attended, with evidence of at least a  2.5 GPA
  • Completed Application form
  • Short essay (one type-written page) of your personal and educational goals
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from either a community organization leader, church leader, teacher, professor or employer
  • Copy of acceptance letter from the eligible 4 year college or university that you will attend (this applies to incoming freshman only)
  • Material must be postmarked by March 31
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downloadDownload the UMF Scholarship Application by clicking here. Please print and mail completed package (all materials) in one envelope by March 31.

downloadDownload the UMF Research Grant Application by clicking here. Please print and mail per application instructions by November 30.

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UMF Applications Review and Notifications Apr 15, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Freshmen Workshop Aug 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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