The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

May 2, 2016
Maximum Award: 
High school and college students (see comments)
You must be a high school or college student with financial need from New England.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships for students with financial need who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society.

·  The intent of the award is to enable students to attend college without accumulating burdensome debt.
·  In most cases, the Phillips Scholarship award ranges from $3,000 to $10,000 yearly.
·  The award is renewable for up to four undergraduate years provided a GPA on a 4.0 scale of 2.5 is maintained and financial need does not change substantially.
·  All grants must be applied to tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to the institution. 
·  High school seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship
·  Awards may only be used for undergraduate study and are limited to those seeking a first bachelor's degree.
·  Awards will only be granted to applicants who are permanent residents of New England: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont; however, recipients may attend college anywhere in the United States
·  While preference is given to applicants from Salem, MA, and a small number of cities and towns north of Boston, all qualified applicants are considered for an award.

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Financial Need 
Qualifying applicants will have one or more of the following:
·    Substantial unmet need
·    Heavy student loan burden
·    Special financial circumstances
·    Low EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA Student Aid Report

Academic Excellence 
Applicants should:
·    Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
·    Be enrolled in a demanding course of study
·    Demonstrate skilled writing ability

Citizenship, Character and Serious-Mindedness 
Applicants should:
·    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
·    Earn money for college expenses through part-time work