The Penn for Immigrant Rights Scholarship

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The Penn for Immigrant Rights Scholarship was established in 2013 to provide funding for Philadelphia college-bound high school students regardless of their immigration status.

With this initiative, Penn for Immigrants Rights (PIR) hopes to engage the Pennsylvania community in conversations regarding equal access to higher education and equal opportunities for immigrant students regardless of their current immigration status. Our priority is to empower undocumented students and immigrant communities.

This $500 scholarship will be granted to select Philadelphia students following an application process evaluated by the Scholarship Committee of Penn for Immigrant Rights. PIR hopes this scholarship fund may also help undocumented students, otherwise ineligible for most types of financial assistance towards education.


One of Penn for Immigrant Rights’ most important initiatives is providing scholarships for Philadelphia high school students of all immigrant backgrounds as they prepare to enter college.  Please donate to help us continue helping Philadelphia immigrant youth fund their college educations.

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The 2017 PIR Scholarship Application

The 2017 application is now closed! Check back next spring for when we post our 2018 application.

Thank you so much to everyone who applied or disseminated our scholarship. In the event that you did not win the scholarship or were not able to apply in time, please look at our Resources page for lists of other scholarships that look at students regardless of their immigration status.

Any questions can be directed to our general email (


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