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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 to support their education and life goals by providing funding for approved enrichment programming and extracurricular activities for students attending public high schools and charter high schools.
Before submitting an online application for the 2021/2022 academic year, please review the grant eligibility requirements by visiting www.ellistrust.org and see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

To complete the application the student applicant must:

  • Create an account or sign in to an existing account below to start the application.
  • Submit a personal statement and upload the documents requested in the application including your most recent official report card and current household income documents (e.g. federal income tax for tax year 2020, child support, public assistance, food stamps and Social Security benefits). 
  • Ensure at least one uploaded document lists the student applicant as a current dependent of the custodial parent/guardian.  
  • Cross out/remove/redact the Social Security Number if any uploaded documents include a SSN, as the Ellis Trust does not use this information.  
  • Hit the blue "Apply" button once the application is completed. All progress on applications will be saved in draft as you fill it out and you can return to your application at anytime.

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.
Habla español? Sería un placer ayudarle y explicar mas sobre el proceso de aplicar en español. Póngase en contacto con Hana Mura, la gerente del Ellis Trust por correo electronico: hanamura@philadelphiafutures.org o por teléfono: (215) 790 1666 ext. 442.

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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