|Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Inc.
This scholarship has been founded by friends and family to honor the memory of the late James Hughes of Philadelphia, a beloved and respected leader of his community and a founding member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors.
In order to apply for a James Hughes Memorial Scholarship, graduating seniors from Philadelphia public and charter high schools must have participated in the James Hughes Memorial Leadership Academy (Leadership Academy) that is administered by the Hughes Scholarship Committee.
In early spring, the Hughes Scholarship Committee will distribute James Hughes Scholarship applications to all graduating seniors that participated in the Leadership Academy. The Hughes Scholarship Committee will select the new scholarship recipients from that pool of applicants.
Hughes Scholarship students are eligible to receive $750/per semester for four year (or eight semesters) as long as they maintain a 2.0 average, are in good standing with the university and provide the necessary documents requested each semester by the Hughes Scholarship Committee. Each semester, the Foundation will receive notification of all Hughes scholars eligible to receive funding and the Foundation will notify the universities’ financial aid offices.