2024 PSF Application

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    The 2024 Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation application must be submitted online. Applicants with Google email addresses will attach the required items directly into their applications. Applicants without Google email addresses must email their requirements in ONE PDF FILE to scholarships@pennsburysd.org. ALL materials must be received by the deadline in order for the PSF to consider an application.     
     

    Application form for Google emall users

    Application form for non-Google email users

     

     

    Important Dates

    • Application Available: January 2024
    • Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 
    • Award Notification: June 10, 2024
    • Award Acceptance: June 19, 2024
    • Recipient Reception: June 25, 2024
     

     
    Overview
     
    There are 6 essential parts to the 2024 Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation application. Each item is REQUIRED.
     
    1. Completed Application Form
    2. Processed FAFSA Submission Summary showing the Student Aid Index (SAI)  www.FAFSA.ed.gov
    3. Financial Aid Award Letter from College
    4. Official Transcript (sent directly to the PSF from the PHS Guidance Office or educational institution)
    5. Character Essay
      • The Selection Committee wants to get to know you on a personal level and gain insight into your character. In an essay of 600 words or less, single spaced on a single 8.5 x 11 page, identify one to three of your most positive character traits (example: courteous, responsible, independent). Describe how these character traits were developed or reinforced in your life. Explain how these traits improve your interactions with others. Be specific and give examples. If you are a previous applicant, we require you to update your essays.
      • The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation does not disqualify students who use generative AI bots to complete their essays. Students should be warned essays created using generative AI bots are not considered original work, will not give the Foundation insights into who you are as a person, and will generally result in lower essay scores.  
      • This essay is scored anonymously using a coded number. INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN THE PDF FILE NAME, BUT DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME OR ANY OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR ESSAY.  
    6. Leadership Essay
      • The Selection Committee is interested in learning about your leadership qualities. In an essay of 600 words or less, single spaced on a single 8.5 x 11 page, identify one to three of your most positive leadership skills (example: communication, organization, delegation, family responsibilities). Describe activities in which you have undertaken specific positions of leadership. Explain how these skills have influenced or changed the outcome of a situation. Be specific and give examples. You may also include a list of activities that demonstrate your leadership qualities on a second page.
      • The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation does not disqualify students who use generative AI bots to complete their essays. Students should be warned essays created using generative AI bots are not considered original work, will not give the Foundation insights into who you are as a person, and will generally result in lower essay scores.  
      • This essay is scored anonymously using a coded number. INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN THE PDF FILE NAME, BUT DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME OR ANY OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR ESSAY.  

     


     

    2024 Awards Available

    The exact number and amount of scholarships to be awarded in 2024 will be determined in June 2024, by the Selection Committee. The following report on scholarships awarded in 2023 offers the best indication of what awards will be presented in 2024.

    • Range of Awards: $1,500 to $8,500
    • Total Amount Awarded: $185,000 
    • Number of Applicants: 133
    • Total Number of Awards in 2023: 72
    • Who Received Awards: 
      • PHS Seniors: 42
      • College Students: 30