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The Maguire Scholarship

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The Maguire Scholars Higher Education Program

 About The Program
The Maguire Foundation will provide "last dollar" scholarship support to students graduating from select Philadelphia area high schools for four years of matriculation. Maguire Scholars who are selected by their respective institutions must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student also must be an active participant in his/her school through extra-curricular activities and/or community service. There are currently 27 partnership institutions of higher education.
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Academy of Notre Dame
Agnes Irwin
AIM Academy
Archbishop Carroll
Archbishop Ryan
Archbishop Wood
Baldwin School

Bishop Shanahan

Bonner / Prendergast
Cardinal O'Hara
Cristo Rey
Father Judge
Germantown Friends School
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
Hardy Williams High School
Haverford School
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Lansdale Catholic
LaSalle College High School
Little Flower
Malvern Preparatory School
Mastery, Lenfest Campus
Mastery, Pickett Campus
Mastery, Shoemaker Campus
Mastery, Thomas Campus
Merion Mercy Academy
Mercy Career and Technical High School
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Neumann / Goretti
Pope John Paul II
Roman Catholic
Simon Gratz High School
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
St. Hubert
West Catholic
William Penn Charter School
Woodlynde School

To be eligible for the Maguire Scholars College Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduate from one of the high schools listed on the attached list.
  2. Earn at least a 3.0 grade point average or equivalent in high school
  3. Complete an online Maguire Scholars Program Application that includes a letter of recommendation from a supervisor of a community service or extracurricular activity.
  4. Engage in community service and/or extracurricular activities.
  5. Complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at, before February 15, 2018 and include the desired institutions.
  6. Qualify for admission to selected institution.
  7. Demonstrate financial need by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0-$25,000.
  8. Contribute at least $5,000 per year to tuition, room & board. ($1,000 at community college).
  9. Agree to attend an annual Maguire Scholars Program event each spring.
  10. Agree to participate in regular Maguire Scholar activities in accordance with university requirements.

Application Guidelines


Students must include the following in their submission:

  • A complete application
  • A complete personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation
  • All applications should be submitted online.

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