In 2003, the Urban League of Philadelphia collected $12,000 and awarded college scholarships to six high school seniors.

At the 2016 Empowerment Legacy Gala, ULP was proud to award over $110,000 to 55 college bound students.

Our program has expanded, and we offer a limited number of four-year scholarships and other scholarships for upper classmen to help them complete their education.

In addition to our scholarships, the ULP offers programs to help the Community Scholars prepare for life on campus and develop the financial planning skills that will enable them to complete college and begin their careers on a sound economic footing.

Our College Internship Fair, launched in January 2014, provided students with the opportunity to connect with some of the region’s top employers and apply for career-oriented internships. These employers – including TD Bank, Independence Blue Cross, Comcast and the Federal Reserve Bank – are seeking high performing minority students to recruit for their companies.

ULP scholarship applications process is open. For more information about the Community Scholars program, contact Zafir Ahmad at

If you are interested in creating a lasting legacy by creating a scholarship, visit our Community Scholars Program page.

2017 Community Scholarship process is CLOSED!

The ULP online scholarship application is closed.

For questions or more information, send us an email or call Zafir Ahmad at 215-985-3220, ext. 228.


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