New Applicants

Since Mrs. Phillips awarded the first scholarships in 1991, nearly $52 million in awards has been given to more than 3,623 students who attended colleges all across the country. In 2015, the Phillips Scholarship awarded approximately 140 new scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $18,000 annually. This year, the Phillips Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly $3 million to students to assist them with their college bills. Prospective applicants must be permanent residents of New England but may attend college anywhere in the United States. High school seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities full-time are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Awards are limited to students in undergraduate study and to those seeking their first bachelor’s degree.

Application types and deadlines:

  • The New Application for HS Students, due 12 noon, May 2, 2016
  • The Early Application for HS Students, due 5 pm, April 10, 2016
  • The New Application for College Students, due 12 noon, May 2, 2016

Applicants can find more information on the Help for New Applicants page, Criteria to Apply, and the Applications and Forms.

The Award

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. High school graduates or current seniors and current college students who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.