Wolf Foundation

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We believe in you.

Since 1954, the Benjamin and Fredora K. Wolf Memorial Foundation has provided need-based scholarships to Philadelphia high school graduates starting in their freshmen year in college and renewable annually until graduation. Our scholarships for the 2020-21 school year will be $1,500 each.

First-Time Applicants


  1. Graduate of a School District of Philadelphia high school (preference to citywide and neighborhood schools) or charter school.
  2. Philadelphia city resident.
  3. Family annual income up to $50,000 for family with one child, $55,000 for two children, $60,000 for three, and so on.
  4. Minimum score on SAT 800 or ACT 14.
  5. Took high-school algebra and received minimum grade C.
  6. Unconditional acceptance to an accredited college/university as full-time student.
  7. Full completion of our application and submission of supporting documents by the deadline.

Required documents/information:

  1. SAT or ACT official results.
  2. High school transcript through first half of 12th grade.
  3. Acceptance letter from college you are planning to attend.
  4. Financial Aid Award letter from college you are planning to attend. 
  5. Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA  (obtainable here). 
  6. Yearly income of parents or guardians. 
  7. Name and email of non-relative who will write a recommendation letter (teacher, coach, counselor or other person not related to you).
  8. Personal essay, either new or from your college application.

To apply, click on first-time application below.

Renewal Students

To resume working on your saved application, click here or "View Submissions" above.


  1. Previously received a Wolf scholarship.
  2. Enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  3. Completed full-time course load with minimum 2.0 GPA each semester.

Required documents/information:

  1. Transcript from the past Spring semester showing GPA and number of course credits.
  2. Roster of registered courses for next Fall semester showing number of course credits, if available.

To renew, click on renewal application below.