2017 Richard A. Ash Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 12 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT (Noon) - CLOSED

This program is inactive or past the deadline.


Richard Ash was a prominent Center City attorney. He believed in preserving the values of our constitution and those traditions that sprung from our better nature. Mr. Ash was kind to his friends and generous to the less fortunate. He was active in and passionate about city affairs, driven by his love for Philadelphia. Mr. Ash frequently challenged long-held notions that excluded minorities and women.

He dedicated much of his legal career to championing the underdog and to various causes which included the advancement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Mr. Ash left a generous bequest establishing this fund which provides scholarships to Philadelphians who could not otherwise afford to go to college.


• Applicant must be a Philadelphia resident who is a graduating high school senior or adult student interested in seeking a college education and who demonstrates financial need.
• This scholarship is for Undergraduate Study ONLY.