The Joseph E. and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship fund was established by the late Joseph Coleman and his wife Jessie Coleman. Joseph Coleman was the 1st African American graduate of Albright College and the 1st African American to serve as president of the Philadelphia City Council. He and his wife Jessie valued education and desired to financially assist students in the pursuit of a college degree.
The Joseph E. Coleman and Jessie L. Coleman Scholarship is open to students who are graduating high school seniors and planning to attend college as well as current college students.
• Must be a resident of Philadelphia
• Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
• Have a 2.5 GPA or greater
Two (2) one-time scholarships will be awarded. One to a student attending or planning to attend Albright College in Reading, PA and one to a student attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship award amounts will vary on annual basis but will not exceed a combined maximum amount of $10,000.
A COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDES:
• Copy of your high school transcript. (If Applicable)
• Copy of your post high school transcript. (If Applicable)
• Copy of your acceptance letter received from the college/university you plan to attend. (If Applicable)
• Copy of your financial aid award letter
• Copy of your college/university’s estimated cost of attendance.
• Copy of your final SAR or FAFSA Report returned from the U. S. Department of Education.
• Student Resume
• A letter of recommendation
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