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Cecil B. Moore Scholarship: Full-Tuition at Temple for North Philadelphia Students

September 2, 2022

Learn below about Temple University’s Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program which creates an academic pathway and offers full-tuition scholarships for Philadelphia public school students living in North Philadelphia. There are 20-25 scholarships offered each academic year. Interested students, families, and counselors can register here for an upcoming information session. 

Eligibility: Students must attend a Philadelphia public school (district or charter) and live in one of the following zip codes: 19121, 19122, 19123, 19125, 19130, 19132, 19133 and 19140.

Cecil B. Moore Scholars receive:
• 4-year full tuition scholarship
• Summer Bridge program to prepare for your freshman year
• 4-year focused advising, mentoring, and academic support

How to Apply:

1. To be considered for the Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program, students MUST apply to Temple by the Early Action Deadline of November 1st. Click here for Temple’s First Year Application.

2. If you are accepted into Temple and live in one of the eligible zip codes above, you are automatically considered for the scholarship.

3. Once accepted into Temple (from an eligible zip code), you’ll want to reach out to paris.williams@temple.edu. Ms. Williams will be able to answer any questions you may have on the scholarship and on selection for dual enrollment. 

Dual Enrollment:
50 high school students will be selected for a dual enrollment program—a free Temple course that students complete during their senior year of high school. 
The dual enrollment program is a free 3-credit transferable course that will be on your college transcript. From those 50 students, 20–25 will be selected to become Cecil B. Moore Scholars and attend a summer bridge program before enrolling as first-year students in the fall. 

The selection committee will consider:
• attendance to and performance in the spring semester dual enrollment course
• communication and engagement
• application materials

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