The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students who are permanent residents of New England states, with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.
- Be an entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States and must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours).
- Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BFA, BSN for example) for the first time. Students in one-year or two-year certificate or associate’s degree programs do not qualify. Students in five-plus year programs ending in a master’s degree or beyond may apply for the first four (undergraduate) years of their programs.
- Be a United States citizen or noncitizen who has a current lawful presence in the United States and is eligible to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- Be a permanent resident of a New England state: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Be enrolled in a demanding course of study
- Demonstrate skilled writing
- Qualifying applicants will have one or more of the following:
- Substantial unmet need
- Special financial circumstances
- Low EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA Student Aid Report (In 2015, of the 140 newly awarded recipients, 77% had EFCs less than $5,000 and 84% had parent AGIs below $80,000.
Strong applicants would:
- Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society both present and future
- Be involved in a balance of community, school and work activities
- Pursue goals and aspirations with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment
- Work part time
- Demonstrate leadership characteristics and/or assumed leadership positions
- Exhibit grit when faced with hardship
Visit the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund website for application availability and instructions.