The Award

  • The intent of this award is to enable students to attend college without accumulating burdensome debt.
  • In most cases, the Phillips Scholarship award ranges from $3,000 to $18,000 yearly.
  • The award is renewable for up to four undergraduate years provided a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is maintained and financial need does not change substantially.
  • All grants will be paid directly to the institution.
  • High school seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Awards may only be used for undergraduate study and are limited to those seeking a first bachelor’s degree.
  • Awards will only be granted to applicants who are permanent residents of New England: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont; however, recipients may attend college anywhere in the United States.

The Award in Brief

Awards from the Phillips Scholarship range from $3,000 to as high as $18,000 in a few cases. In general, the average award each year is closer to $7,000. In 2018, most new awards were between $3,000 and $10,000.

Award amounts may change from year to year as recipients’ financial situations change. If recipients transfer to a different college, awards will be recalculated to consider the different costs and award packages of the new colleges.