The Urban League of Philadelphia Community Scholars program began in 2003. That year, ULP donors gave $12,000 to grant six (6) college scholarships to area high school seniors.

At the 2017 Empowerment Dinner, ULP was proud to award over $100,000 to 52 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.

For more information about the Community Scholars program, contact Gabrielle Bailey at

If you are interested in creating a lasting legacy by creating a scholarship, visit our Community Scholars Program or contact Kathy Epps at


2018 Community Scholarship process is open!

The ULP online scholarship application is open. Click here to apply online.

For questions or more information, send us an email or call Gabrielle Bailey at 215-985-3220, ext. 211.


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