As a high
school student, you're probably
thinking about college and wondering
how much it will cost to attend. The
University of Pennsylvania, in agreement
with the City of Philadelphia, offers
a special financial aid program for Philadelphia
students called the Mayor's Scholarship
Penn is one of a select group of institutions across the nation that is committed to a need-blind admission policy. This means that Penn's Office of Admissions evaluates admissions without regard to whether a student is applying for financial aid. Like other Penn students who
receive financial aid, Mayor's Scholars receive
an aid package that meets 100% of their financial
need, as determined by Student Financial
As a recipient of the Mayor’s Scholarship, you will have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant community of Philadelphia students at Penn through the Mayor’s Scholars Program. The Mayor’s Scholars Program is a student-run initiative that seeks to enhance the experience of Philadelphians at Penn through academic, social, and networking events throughout the year. Each freshman is offered the opportunity to be paired with an upperclassman mentor of similar interests who can serve as a resource for the first year at Penn and beyond. Please visit our website at https://www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/life/mayors_scholars to learn more about our student engagement.
To be considered for a Mayor’s Scholarship, all you have to do is complete your application for financial aid. Please review the Financial Aid Application Checklist for Prospective Students. Student Financial Services will notify selected students directly.