Thank you for your interest in Philadelphia Futures and The Ellis Trust for Girls. Our grant and program applications are open and available during the following periods:


Ellis Trust: Enrichment Grant for Public & Charter High School Students

Open year-round

Ellis Trust: Tuition Assistance Grant for Parochial & Independent High School Students

APPLICATION CURRENTLY CLOSED.  Reopening January 1, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Philadelphia Futures: Sponsor-A-Scholar 

APPLICATION CURRENTLY CLOSED.  Reopening January 1, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Philadelphia Futures: College Connection

APPLICATION CURRENTLY CLOSED.  Reopening January 1, 2020 - March 1, 2020


Have any questions?


If you have questions about the application process for any of the programs mentioned above, please visit the respective program application page for specific contact information.

If you have any technical questions or need technical assistance in completing your online submission, please reach out to support@submittable.com.

The Ellis Trust for Girls helps young women of limited financial means enhance their high school experience and prepare for post-secondary success. Each year we award grants to eligible young women, residing in Philadelphia, to support their education and life goals by providing funds for education-related expenses and academic and personal development programs for students attending public and charter high schools.    

Before submitting an online application, please review the grant eligibility requirements by visiting www.ellistrust.org.

To complete the application you, the student applicant, will need to submit a personal statement and upload documents including your current report card, a signature page, and current household income documents (e.g. federal tax, child support, public assistance, food stamps and Social Security benefits). If any documents include a Social Security Number (SSN) please cross out/remove/redact the SSN, as the Ellis Trust does not use this information.  As you work on your online grant application, the auto-save feature will save your application in draft form so that you can return to it after you have gathered the required documents for uploading. 

NEED HELP?  If you have questions about the application process please call The Ellis Trust at (215) 790-1666 ext. 442 or ext. 427, or email us at ellistrust@philadelphiafutures.org. If you have any technical questions or need technical assistance in completing your online submission please reach out to support@submittable.com.

NOTE: The student email you use to register your Ellis Trust Submittable account is the email address we will use to communicate with you about your grant application.  Therefore student applicants, please double check spelling to ensure you receive all Ellis Trust correspondence. 

 

The PACE Scholars program at Northeast High School guides students who have a demonstrated academic foundation through the college application, admissions and financial aid processes and actively supports their progress through college completion. We begin working with students in 11th grade and continue to support students through college completion. Each year, we seek to admit 20 new scholars in their junior year into the PACE Scholars program. We are excited to learn more about you through the application process and look forward to supporting you on your journey to college success. Please be sure to have a parent/guardian present as you will need their help to complete this application.


To be eligible for the the PACE Scholars program, you must:
 

  • Be in the 11th grade.
  • Live in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Attend Northeast High School. 
  • Be a first-generation-to-college student. This means that the student does not live with a parent or guardian that has graduated from a college or university in the United States with a bachelor's degree. 
  • Have good grades; potential PACE scholars should have a GPA of 3.6 or higher.
  • Meet family income guidelines. This is determined by the number of people who live in your household. We require that applicants submit proof of family income.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The email you use to register your Submittable account is the email address we will use to communicate with you.  Please double check spelling to ensure you receive all Philadelphia Futures correspondence.

The application review process for PACE Scholars applicants is holistic. We are seeking to learn about you and your family, and why you are a good fit for our program. This means that we will carefully consider all parts of your application before making an admission decision.  

NEED HELP?

  • If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Director of PACE Scholars, Brittany Lewis at (215) 790-1666, or email her at BrittanyLewis@philadelphiafutures.org. 
  • If you have any technical questions or need technical assistance in completing your online submission please reach out to support@submittable.com.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION.  

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