Through generous funding from its Board of Trustees as well as other donors, The Franklin Institute offers college scholarships to outstanding students who are graduating in 2018 and plan to pursue post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Scholarship recipients are determined through a competitive application process. In order to be eligible to apply, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have an existing relationship with The Franklin Institute as a participant in one of its STEM Programs for high-school students. These include: enrollment at either Science Leadership Academy campus; participation in the PACTS program; or membership in the STEM Scholars program.
The application package requires submission of SAT or ACT scores along with a copy of a current high school transcript and two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a teacher and the other from someone outside of the student’s school community. Students must also include a personal statement in which they address this question: What is your career in the STEM field going to look like in the future?
Scholarships are one-time, non-renewable payments directly to the student’s selected post-secondary institution.
During 2018, eight students will be selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Applications are now being accepted and until April 15, 2018. The review panel will meet to select the recipients in late April. Selected students will be notified by May 15.
All letters of recommendation and transcripts can be sent directly to:
Science Leadership Academy Liaison
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103