PhillySEEDS, Inc., a Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) subsidiary, recently awarded 66 PHA residents seeking higher education $258,000 in scholarships. The awards were handed out during this year’s PhillySEEDS Gala dinner. Of the 66 college students receiving scholarships:
40 with GPAs between 3.30 and 4.00 received $5,000
16 with GPAs between 3.00 and 3.29 received $3,000
10 with GPAs between 2.50 and 2.99 received $1,000
“Through the scholarship program, PhillySEEDS empowers residents and helps families reach self-sufficiency by allowing them to access education and training resources necessary for them to succeed in a competitive economy and in life,” said PhillySEEDS Founder and PHA President & CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah. “I congratulate our scholars on their academic achievement and wish them continued success in the new school year.”
A total of $1,091,000 has now been awarded to 272 residents since the award-winning PhillySEEDS Annual Scholars Program began in 2013.
Take a look at photos from the 2017 PhillySEEDS Gala below, along with a list of the generous sponsors that made this year’s gala possible.