Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Scholarships

About the PCHF Scholarships Program

The application opens on Friday, March 15, 2024. Deadline Monday, April 15, 2024.

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors from area schools pursuing higher degrees in health care, human services, and education. Applicants may apply for scholarship aid for $2,000 a year ($1,000 in the Fall, and $1,000 in the Spring) for up to four years for tuition (total $8,000 over four years) in an undergraduate, technical program, or community college. Scholarship recipients do not have to reapply for this scholarship every year.

Majors that qualify are:

Health Care related: nursing, pharmacy, physical therapist, radiology, medical lab technician, medical assistant, respiratory therapy, biomedical, neuroscience, biology, as well as medical school and the medical specialties.

Human Services: social worker, mental health professional, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, human services

Education: pre-school, elementary, secondary, child development, special education

The program is open to graduating high school seniors from the following schools: Technical College High School Pickering Campus, Great Valley High School, Methacton Senior High School, Owen J. Roberts High School, Perkiomen Valley High School, Phoenixville Area High School, Pottsgrove High School, Pope John Paul II High School, Spring-Ford High School, and the Renaissance Academy.  Additionally, residents of these school districts attending private or technical schools are also eligible to apply.

Students must

  • maintain full-time status
  • be in good academic standing (2.75 semester GPA on a 4.0 scale)
  • upload their GPA and tuition bill every semester to our online system.

All scholarship monies will be paid directly to the school.

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Scholarship Committee will review every application and inform all students of their decision. The Scholarship Committee is made up of PCHF Board members.

Program Criteria

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • financial need
  • answers to the questions in the application. The committee wants to know who you are.
  • academic achievement
  • extra-curricular activities
  • community service
  • 1 letters of recommendation/reference. It can be a letter already provided to you that you have submitted with one of your college/university applications or from a community member (extra curricular advisor, employer, community service locations, pastor, priest, etc.)

PCHF does not ask about an applicant’s immigration status.

Application Process

To apply please follow the link to the electronic application process.

Application Link:

You will need to upload the following documents into your application:

  • Official High School Transcript
  • FAFSA Student Aid Index or Higher Institution financial aid letter if either are available. PCHF understands the challenging times many families are having trying to file their FASFA form this year. If neither are available than answering the other questions in the applications. Answering these questions to the best of your ability will be important for Scholarship committee.
  • College Essay. Upload an existing college essay.
  • 1 letter of recommendation/reference. It can be a letter already provided to you that you have submitted with one of your college/university applications or from a community member.

For questions please reach out to Tamela Luce, CEO/President,