Scholarship Search Options

  • Start with our own PhillyGoes2College News section, which is updated regularly with both local and national scholarships. Unlike some major scholarship directories, PG2C vets all opportunities we post to ensure that they are active and legitimate. Follow us on social media for the latest in scholarships!
  • Are you a veteran, adult learner, or interested in HBCUs? Do you identify as LGBTQ+ or as a student with a disability? Use the our I Am dropdown menu to find scholarships and other population-specific resources just for you.
  • We like that Nitro College allows users to search their scholarship database without needing to set up a free account and profile first. If you’d like, you can set up an account to receive email updates with scholarships personalized to your preferences.
  • Cappex allows you to combine a range of filters to find scholarships most applicable to what you’re looking for. You can use these features on a limited basis without setting up your free account, but we recommend setting up an account to take full advantage of their offerings. 
  • United Negro College Fund has a scholarship search engine and allows you to browse lists of scholarships with upcoming deadlines.
  • Access Scholarships has a sizeable scholarship directory as well as the option to search scholarships based on the information you add to your free account. We’re also big fans of their engaging social media content.
  • Chegg Scholarships is one of the biggest out there. You can access scholarships without having to set up a free profile but your ability to filter your search is limited until you do so. You’ll save time in the long run by setting up your free account to personalize your search.
  • Health Administration Degrees offers a database of scholarships, grants, and fellowships that can help make your education in the healthcare industry more affordable. Explore the rest of the site for information on the many healthcare majors and specialties you can choose from along with colleges that offer those majors in your state.
  • Scholly has scholarships for high school students and current college students. However, most Scholly features (including their scholarship search) require a paid plan. Plans start at $2.92/month. Scholly explains that they’ve chosen a paid model in order to keep their site ad free and to protect student data from ever being sold. With that said, Scholly might be right for you if you have hesitations about entering personal information into a scholarship profile.

Scholarships for Philadelphia Residents

  • Each year, the Philadelphia Foundation offers more than 200 local scholarships. While each scholarship has individual criteria and requirements, a common application is used for all scholarships, allowing an applicant to simply submit a single application to be considered for every available scholarship. Applications are usually due in early May, but be sure to check the site for this year’s deadline. 
  • Community College of Philadelphia’s Catto Scholarship, Temple University’s Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program, and Drexel University’s Liberty Scholars Program all offer full-tuition scholarship to Philadelphia students. 
  • Through their Community Scholarship Program, the Urban League of Philadelphia helps Philadelphia-area students fund their first year of college. 
  • The School District of Philadelphia maintains an updated scholarship bank, which includes regional scholarships.

Scholarships for Adults

  • Make an appointment with a Graduate! Philadelphia representative to learn about their partner colleges’ financial options for adult students.
  • has a comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities for adult learners and nontraditional students.
  • Graduate School Scholarships are provided on for adults who are looking for funding options to finance an advance degree.
  • Chegg allows you to search their scholarship directory by age.


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