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 (CLOSED)

Philadelphia Futures: Sponsor-A-Scholar (CLOSED)

Philadelphia Futures: College Connection (CLOSED)

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

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

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 If you have any technical questions or need technical assistance in completing your online submission please reach out to

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. 


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