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Saturday School Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities for High School Students

A limited number of need- and merit-based scholarships are awarded to students each semester.


Scholarship Deadline Fall 2023: Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Scholarship Deadline Spring 2024: Saturday, January 27th, 2024

Merit-based Scholarships

Pre-College awards a limited number of $100 merit scholarships each semester. These awards are first come, first served and awarded to students demonstrating significant creative potential. 

Need-based Scholarships

Pre-College awards a limited number of high need scholarships each semester; award amounts vary from partial to full tuition. These awards are first come, first served and awarded to students demonstrating significant creative potential and financial need. 

Scholarship Requirements

All scholarship applicants must provide a portfolio.

  • Portfolio Requirements:
    • Visual Art Students: 3–4 images of artwork made in the last year. This can include finished pieces, sketches or thumbnails in any medium you have worked in. Please note students with animation or film-based work can submit one media project in lieu of 3–4 images of artwork. 
    • Performing Arts Students: A recorded performance or monologue not to exceed three minutes.
    • Writing Students: A piece of written work (fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction) completed within the last year. The piece should not exceed three pages in length and can be an excerpt from a longer work.

Additionally, all need-based scholarship applicants must provide information regarding your family financial circumstances for review, and may choose to upload IRS Form 1040 or a recent paystub to confirm your finances.

Apply for a Saturday School Scholarship.

Students must apply for scholarships prior to registration. Students who are already registered for a Pre-College Saturday School course will be ineligible for a scholarship for that term and retroactive refunds will not be processed. Contact for more information.

Additional Opportunities
The Ellis Trust for Girls
The Ellis Trust for Girls helps young women of limited financial means, living in single-parent homes, enhance their high school experience and prepare for post-secondary success. They foster academic and personal growth by offering meaningful, high-impact opportunities for young women. Each year they 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 & charter high schools. For more information, please call 215.790.1666, ext. 442 or go to


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Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St, Terra Hall 910
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 717 - 6430

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