The Mayor's Scholarship
Mayor's Scholarship Questions and Answers
Who is eligible to receive the Mayor’s Scholarship?
Philadelphia residents who attend high school in Philadelphia or one of its contiguous counties (Bucks, Delaware or Montgomery), and who apply for admission and financial aid, are eligible for consideration of a Mayor’s Scholarship.
How are Mayor’s Scholars selected?
Once admitted, the Student Financial Services office will determine each student’s financial need, based on submitted financial aid applications and tax returns. If a student demonstrates financial need, he or she will be considered for a Mayor’s Scholarship.
What is the amount of a Mayor’s Scholarship?
The amount of the Scholarship varies, depending on the ability of the student’s family to contribute to the cost of education.
Is the Mayor’s Scholarship a one-year grant, or is it renewable?
Mayor’s Scholarships are renewable for upperclass years as long as the recipient continues to demonstrate financial need. Students need to reapply for financial aid each year.
How can I apply for a Mayor’s Scholarship?
To apply for a Mayor’s Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year:
  • To apply for a Mayor’s Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year:
  • Submit an application for admission to the University of Pennsylvania by
    January 1, 2018
  • Complete the financial aid process for Prospective Students
  • Complete a Mayor’s Scholarship application by March 22, 2018
Is there aid available other than the Mayor's Scholarship?
Yes! Penn meets the full financial need of all admitted applicants, and committed over $206 million a year for undergraduate financial aid in the 2016-2017 academic year. Penn's financial aid program makes Penn affordable for students and families from all income levels.
Where can I obtain a Mayor’s Scholarship Application?
The Mayor’s Scholarship Application is available on our website here: /mayors-scholarship/Mayors-Scholarship-Application-2018.doc
When will 2018 Mayor’s Scholarship winners be announced?
Recipients are notified in April.
How can I learn more about admission to the University of Pennsylvania?
Visit the Office of Admissions website at or call 215-989-7507.
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