Undergraduate Scholarships

Temple Undergraduate Scholarships

Temple University has a number of scholarships and grants available for both incoming and continuing students.  Some are administered directly from Student Financial Services, some by the Office of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising, and some require a separate application to be considered. The Office of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising maintains a list of these scholarships.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Temple’s Education Abroad Office has a list of scholarships just for students who want to study abroad.  For more details about these specific scholarships just for study abroad, see their website.

Tyler School of Art and Division of Architecture and Environmental Design Scholarships

Donors to Tyler and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design have established a number of scholarships and graduation awards.  Many of these awards are based on merit and financial need; some are specific to degree programs.  Because the lists and amounts change, Tyler does not publish a complete list.  Instead, students are notified via the Week Here At Tyler newsletter about the application process and deadlines for upcoming scholarships.  It is critical that students read their Temple email for notifications.

For more information on applying for Tyler scholarships, please click here.

Students entering Tyler may also be eligible for portfolio-based scholarships or scholarships based on academic achievement and/or financial need.  Academic scholarships for incoming students are determined by the Temple Office of Undergraduate Admissions which publishes its scholarship criteria.

Incoming students are eligible to apply for the Tyler portfolio scholarships.

All students must meet the deadlines for scholarship eligibility.

General Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are sponsored by organizations outside of Tyler/Temple.  Students will need to research their own eligibility, and pay careful attention to application deadlines, which are typically anywhere between November to March for the next academic year.  Some scholarships will require a letter(s) of recommendation.  It is customary and polite to ask people you would like to write letters for you before you assume that they will, and in any case, allow no less than 2 weeks, but ideally at least 4 weeks before the deadline to ask for your letter, and provide your writers all they need (addressed, stamped envelopes, if traditional letters).

Pennsylvania State Grant

The Pennsylvania State Grant is open to eligible Pennsylvania residents who are able to sufficiently demonstrate financial need. To be considered for the award, you must be enrolled at least half-time in a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) approved undergraduate program of study and have a high school diploma (or a GED). Though you do not necessarily have to be attending a school in Pennsylvania, your chances of receiving more aid are significantly higher if you attend an institution within the state. Students attending postsecondary schools in Maryland, New Jersey or New York are not eligible. 

D. Colman Witte Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current college student attending a college or university in the Pennsylvania planning to major in Art, Architecture or Interior Design.  A GPA of at least 2.75 and a portfolio submission is required. 5-20 Single Year Awards Annually, $1,000-$5,000 each. Deadline: March 17.

GSK Opportunity Scholarship

Applicant must be a Philadelphia resident who is a graduating high school senior or adult student who has overcome significant adversity and views education as an opportunity to improve their life. 4 Multi-Year Scholarships Awarded Annually, up to $5,000 per year. Deadline:   March 28.

Joseph E. Coleman, Esq. and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship Fund

Must be a graduating high school senior or a current college student and permanent resident of Pennsylvania with a 2.5 GPA or higher. 2- One year scholarships awarded for $5,000. Deadline: March 12.

Mervyn Sluizer, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Must have been active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least 5 years, and must be currently active at the time of application, with the rank of Eagle. Have demonstrated responsible leadership as a Scout for a period of at least one year. Exemplify the ideals of Scouting in his life and by his activities. (Please have this point elaborated on in your letters of recommendation.)  Be at least in his last year of high school at the time of application, and reside in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania or Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. Two $1,000 one year scholarships. Deadline: April 3rd

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is open to students who can demonstrate noteworthy achievements through the creation of a “significant piece of work” aimed at improving the lives of others in the areas of science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, philosophy and outside the box. A “significant piece of work” is defined as an exceptionally creative application of existing knowledge; a new idea with high impact; an innovative solution with broad-range implications; an important advancement that can be replicated and built upon; an interdisciplinary discovery; an exemplary performance; and/or another demonstration of extraordinary accomplishment. You must also be under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2009 and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident, residing in the United States to be eligible for this award. Awards Available: Varies $10000 – $50000.

Dell Scholarships

While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, life sometimes gets in the way - particularly for those dealing with personal responsibilities at home or in their communities. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created the Dell Scholars program with the understanding that it takes more than financial help to support students to college graduation. From the start, Dell Scholars was designed as a college completion program that offers support services that go beyond a scholarship check.

Ronald Reagan Scholarships

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation encourages the pursuit of education and self improvement by awarding scholarships to extraordinary young leaders.

Buildium U Scholarship

Buildium is excited to announce Build U. Scholarship Awards. The scholarship is available to the Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, or Computer Science student. College or University student who are enrolled at an accredited public or private U.S. university, are eligible to apply. You should just write an essay and you can get a chance to win one $2,500 prize each semester as fall and spring.

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education provides interest-free loans to undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need. You must be a U.S. citizen, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $4,000 or less and attend school in the state in which you reside. You must also have an outstanding combination of standardized test scores (ranking in the top 10% of scores nationally) and grades. Law students or pre-law students are not eligible to apply. High school seniors may apply. Awards Available: Varies$5000 – $15000.

First Command Educational Foundation Scholarship

First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) awards scholarships each year to persons seeking associate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees. FCEF also awards scholarships to persons attending a trade school or seeking professional certifications. Our scholars come from diverse backgrounds and have chosen to attend a variety of higher educational institutions across the nation. Scholarship applications are not accepted from the general public; rather they are accepted through First Command Financial Planning Advisors’ matched scholarship partnerships with organizations in their local community, through FCEF partnerships with local and national agencies, and from dependents of First Command Financial Services home office employees, clients, and their dependents.

TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship

The TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship is sponsored by the Type Directors Club and Monotype in the amount of $5,000. The scholarship is open to matriculating female (by birth or identified as such) bachelor’s degree students currently enrolled in their junior undergraduate year. Scholarship funds will be applied directly to her senior year tuition

Young American Artist Tribute Scholarship

Four $2500 awards to high school seniors. Applicants must have a 3.0 gpa in high school, submit an artist statement essay defining artistic goals and describing an American artist they admire, and have a declared college or art school major in visual arts. They also must demonstrate financial need.

Avalaunch Media Scholarship

The Scholarship Program is available for any current, full-time student of an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college.  $1,000, an essay is required. Deadline is early fall.

Influence Print Scholarship

Influence Print is offering a $1000 scholarship for students. 

1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship

1st-Art-Gallery.com is proud to announce a $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education. Deadline is May 31.

WorldStudio AIGA Scholarship

Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships receives hundreds of applications from young people in this very predicament – desperate to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.  Deadline is usually in the spring. 

Georges Haroutium Scholarships for Applied Arts

Applied Arts has consistently recognized, supported and celebrated the work of students, particularly through the Applied Arts Student Awards and Creative Futures programs.In recognition of Georges Haroutiun’s contributions to the design industry, his legacy and his mentorship of students, — whether as art director of  Applied Arts, in his days teaching at OCAD University, or now, in his “retirement” consulting on the magazine’s initiatives — we are thrilled to present these new scholarships in his honour.

The Garden Club of America Summer Scholarships for Environmental Studies

The mission of GCA is, in part, to protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and actions in the field of conservation and civic improvement. GCA offers various scholarships to encourage studies and careers in the environmental field. Application Deadlines: Typically early February.

The National Italian American Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of many dedicated donors, the National Italian American Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to outstanding Italian American students from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds. Many have specific requirements so read over to see if you qualify for any!

Mountz Jewelers Scholarships

The $500 Mountz Jewelers Scholarship will be open to all current U.S. residents who will be taking college courses in their next semester. This means anybody who is a high school senior or current college student that will be attending college in the following semester is eligible to apply.

Scholarship America

Scholarship America is a clearinghouse for scholarships.  Companies or organizations that want to give out scholarships use this organization to run their program, so there are a variety of scholarship programs on the site at any one time.  Check back every once in a while, because only current or closely upcoming scholarships may be listed when you check.

Green Home Improvement Scholarship

This is an essay-based scholarship: green home improvement is rapidly becoming a trend in modern home design and construction throughout the United States. Homeowners are taking steps to improve their homes for various reasons, all of which impact the environment and society in the long term. Why is green home improvement important in the world today? Why is green home improvement important to you? 

    Rover College Scholarship

    College: a magical time where deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter. Whether you’re living off of insta-coffee or insta-noodles, we get it—and we’d like to help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year. Just take our survey and write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $1,000!

    American Psychological Association Scholarship Search

    APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare.

    Leesa Social Impact Scholarship

    The Leesa Social Impact Scholarship will provide $10,000 to support four exceptional students as they embark on their own journey toward social action. At Leesa, we set out to measure our success as much by our impact on the world as we do by our financial performance. To date, we have donated over 10,000 mattresses and provided multiple cash awards and grants to people who share our concern for the millions of people seeking refuge from homelessness, domestic risk and human trafficking. Two deadlines per year, spring and fall.

    Modern Castle Scholarship

    $1,000 scholarship available. At Modern Castle we see ourselves as educators and researchers of all things home. So for us, information, knowledge, and the ability to communicate and pass it on to others is incredibly important. The entire team at Modern Castle was fortunate enough to be able to attend 4-year universities. It’s our hope that we can help support others to pursue their dreams through higher education and life-long learning. Deadline is in the fall.