Peirce College Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Peirce Student Scholarships

Peirce offers need-based and non-need-based college scholarships and grants to help students fund their educations.

Peirce College Scholarships, Grants and Awards

One way Peirce makes higher education accessible and attainable is by helping our students fund their degrees through scholarships. Please review the scholarship opportunities below carefully. This page will be updated every year when Peirce begins taking applications for these college scholarships and grants for the coming academic year. The student scholarships listed are available to Peirce College undergraduate students only (except for the Cederstrom Scholarship, which is also available to graduate students) and are used for tuition and/or fees only, unless otherwise stated.

Please review the scholarship opportunities below carefully. Many (but not all) of these college scholarships and grants can be applied for using the Peirce College Common Scholarship Application form. Some also require an essay and/or recommendation letters.  

Please note: If you are receiving other outside aid and/or Peirce College funds that cover tuition your scholarship may be reduced or eliminated.

Helpful Scholarship Application Hints:

Scholarship essays should use this formatting unless specified otherwise:

  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman font 12-point font
  • One-inch top, bottom and side margins

Letters of recommendation should follow these guidelines:

  • Recommendations should be from academic and/or business professionals, unless otherwise specified.
  • The writer of a letter of recommendation should include his/her name, employer and phone number in the recommendation.

Created by Albert G. Cederstrom, Jr. ’43 to honor his parents, Albert G. Cederstrom and Emilie L. Cederstrom, the purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to Peirce College students who are currently enrolled in the Human Resource Management Program.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to new undergraduate students entering Peirce College and students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits.

The purpose of this award is to provide scholarship support to students majoring in accounting who have completed 60 credit hours or more toward their degree and have demonstrated good citizenship.

Peirce College awards two scholarships for full tuition and fees each year to City of Philadelphia employees or residents.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a full-time second-year student enrolled in a two-year degree program.
Arthur J. Lendo served as Peirce College's sixth president from 1991 through 2009. Dr. Lendo developed Peirce's acclaimed distance learning platform that allowed students to earn degrees entirely online, and his legacy lives on today through this technology-focused scholarship fund.
This is a renewable award, and funds will be dispersed on a term-by-term basis. Award is up to $3000 per academic year provided a student’s tuition is not being covered by other financial means.
This scholarship program awards a $1,000 scholarship to one qualifying Paralegal Studies student annually. All Paralegal Studies students in teh Delaware Valley and Chester County are eligible to apply.
A fund providing financial support to veterans or active military personnel who have completed 15 credit hours or more toward their degree.
This scholarship was designed to encourage African-Americans and other minorities to pursue careers in Healthcare Administration and to promote professionalism in the healthcare field
Through a generous bequest from Edna M. Thompson ’32, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide emergency financial support to alleviate some of the financial burdens many worthy and needy students face as they work to achieve a college education.
This scholarship was created by Lt. Col. Frank O'Bannon to honor his wife, Mildred Brown-O'Bannon, class of 1938.
The recipient of this scholarship will receive full tuition and fees for up to ten (10) classes per academic year, for a total of 40 three-credit courses plus the required 1-credit orientation class.
The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for new and existing students who demonstrate financial need.
The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for first-time applicants to Peirce College. All you need to do to be considered for this scholarship is submit an application for the first time.

New applicants to Peirce College or applicants that have fewer than 15 Peirce College credits who are seeking their bachelor's degree can compete for this scholarship.

Created by Robert R. Hollenbach ’48 in agreement with the Hollenbach Family Foundation of the Chester County Community Foundation, this scholarship will provide financial support to students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.
This scholarship was established to honor Will Clifton, a 1984 graduate of Peirce College and president of the Black Student Union. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to an African-American student who has successfully completed 24 or more credits and is enrolled in a two year degree program.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to full-time undergraduate students in a degree-granting course of study, in good academic standing and whose financial needs cannot be met by other aid programs.