The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.
Applicants must be:
An entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States and must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours).
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BFA, BSN for example) for the first time. Students in one-year or two-year certificate or associate’s degree programs do not qualify. Students in five-plus year programs ending in a master’s degree or beyond may apply for the first four (undergraduate) years of their programs.
A United States citizen or noncitizen who has a current lawful presence in the United States and a work permit.
A permanent resident of a New England state: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Be enrolled in a demanding course of study
Demonstrate skilled writing
Qualifying applicants will have one or more of the following:
Substantial unmet need
Special financial circumstances
Low EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA Student Aid Report (In 2017, 74% of newly awarded recipients had EFCs less than $5,000 and 76% had parent AGIs below $80,000)
Citizenship, Character and Serious-Mindedness
Strong applicants would:
Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society both present and future
Be involved in a balance of community, school and work activities
Pursue goals and aspirations with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment
Work part time
Demonstrate leadership characteristics and/or assumed leadership positions
Exhibit grit when faced with hardship