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Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Inc.

James Hughes
Memorial Scholarship

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.

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.

No new Hughes scholarships are available for the 2014-15 academic year. However, students with Hughes scholarships from prior years are eligible to renew their scholarships as long as they meet eligibility criteria.

Renewal Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time student status
  • GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Renewal students must submit a transcript to the Hughes Scholarship Committee for the preceding semester and any other documents the Committee may request.  (For example, students must provide their Spring 2013 transcript before they can receive scholarship funds for the Fall 2014 semester.)  Failure to provide these documents may result in the student losing his/her scholarship. 
  • Good standing with the university

If a student withdraws from the university, the student FORFEITS the scholarship.  If a student withdraws for a semester in the case of a medical emergency that is approved by the university, the Hughes Committee will determine if the scholarship commitment will be met when the student returns. 

If a student transfers to another university, the scholarship does NOT follow the student to the new university.