It’s time to transform tomorrow. And the Howley Foundation Scholarship has your back. If you graduate from an approved school in the Philadelphia region and meet the academic requirements, you’ll be eligible for this generous $10,000 scholarship.
On top of that, Howley Scholars will receive a $1,000 Penn College Foundation award and up to $18,870 in additional need-based financial aid. But the benefits don’t end there. Become a Howley Scholar and you’ll be supported by dedicated advisers, tutoring services, and mentorship opportunities. We’ll also guarantee you on-campus employment if you want it and freeze your tuition and housing and board fees, which means you’ll lock in first-year costs for the length of your education.
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To be eligible for the Howley Scholarship, each Howley Scholar must:
- Be recommended by their Howley Foundation High School
- Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0
- Enroll full-time in an associate- or bachelor-degree program
- Enroll the fall after graduating from high school
- Submit the Penn College Scholarship Application
- File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Live on campus in College-provided housing
- Permit Penn College to provide periodic reports to The Howley Foundation
This scholarship will be counted as "Last Money In" for financial aid purposes. Penn College employee dependents are not eligible for this award.
The Howley Scholarship is renewable for:
- Associate's degree students: Two years
- Bachelor's degree students: Four years
- Be enrolled full-time
- Be on track to graduate on time
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Continue to live on campus
Provided you meet the criteria above, half of the scholarship value will be applied to your fall semester bill. The second half will be applied to your spring semester bill.
Sample Costs & Aid
How could financial aid could stack up to cover the cost of your Penn College education? Here's an example.
Credit loads and associated costs vary by academic program. The First-Year Cost Estimator can help you find yours.
|2022-23 Costs (estimated)||Amount|
|Tuition & Fees||$21,080|
|On-Campus Housing & Dining||$11,224|
|Books & Tools||$1,400|
|Total Direct Costs||$33,704|
|Potential Financial Aid||Amount|
|Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan||$5,444|
|Federal Pell Grants||$6,895|
|PA State Grant||$5,260|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant||$2,800|
|Howley Foundation Scholarship||$10,000|
|Penn College Foundation Scholarship||$1,000|
|Penn College Work Study (up to $3,915)||$2,305|
|Additional Contribution Required||$0|
This example assumes a student with a $0 EFC (maximum need) and who has met all financial aid application deadlines.
Howley Foundation High Schools
|Archbishop Carroll High School||Radnor, PA|
|Church Farm School||Exton, PA|
|Cristo Rey High School||Philadelphia, PA|
|Father Judge High School||Philadelphia, PA|
|Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls||Philadelphia, PA|
|Mercy Career & Technical High School||Philadelphia, PA|
|Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School||Upper Darby, PA|
|Newman Goretti High School||Philadelphia, PA|
|Roman Catholic High School||Philadelphia, PA|
|St Joseph's Preparatory School||Philadelphia, PA|
|West Catholic Preparatory High School||Philadelphia, PA|
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"I get a little antsy. Sitting in a classroom all day is not my cup of tea. I like to actually go out and do it to learn about it.
I think Penn College is a wonderful fit for me."
Isaiah Robinson '22, Lenfest Scholar
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