2018 Richard A. Ash Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 06 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)


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.


To apply for a scholarship from the Richard A. Ash Scholarship Fund you must be a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student seeking a college education. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional desire to better themselves through further education. This candidate has overcome obstacles and actively strives to create a better world through community involvement, volunteering, ect.

• Must be a resident of Philadelphia
• Must demonstrate financial need

Ten to Twenty (10-20) up to four year scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship award amounts will generally start at $1,000, generally the maximum does not exceed $5,000 per year.

• 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.
• Copy of your financial award letter from the college/university you plan to attend.
• 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.
• Essays
• One recommendation letter