Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Scholarships

About the PCHF Scholarships Program

The application opens on March 21, 2022

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors from area schools pursuing higher degrees in health care and human services. Applicants may apply for scholarship aid for $2,000 a year 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 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. We will host a celebratory cake ceremony for the scholarship winners, and their parents/guardians in May 2022.

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
  • 2 letters of recommendation, one from your school and one from your community (coaches, employer, community service locations, pastor, priest, etc.)

 

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

Deadline

The deadline to apply is April 29, 2022.

Application Process

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

Application Link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=phoenixvillehealth

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

  • Official High School Transcript
  • College acceptance letter
  • Financial award letter from the college you are applying too
  • School recommendation letter
  • Community member recommendation letter

For questions please reach out to Viviann Schorle, Program Officer, vschorle@pchf1.org