Student Sponsor Organizations
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship believes that limited financial means should not hinder students' access to college. In the United States the wide gap between the rates of college graduation for our wealthiest and poorest students is alarming, yet we know that a college degree is the key to a productive and successful future. For this reason we partner with 30 organizations who work with under-represented student populations in hopes of financially assisting many of these students as they work toward college graduation.
The 30 Student Sponsor Organizations work with youth in New England urban and very rural areas. They give personalized attention to support low-income and/or first-generation-to-college students as they prepare for college. These students are encouraged to make informed college decisions through the guidance and mentoring of their Sponsor Organizations.
By May 1st each year, Student Sponsor Organizations identify prospective Phillips Scholarship applicants and help them complete and send the Phillips application. They also aid in the application process by acting as a liaison with the student should we have questions or concerns beyond the application. If their applicant is awarded a Phillips Scholarship, it is expected that they will stay in contact with the Phillips Scholar throughout college and assist with future renewal applications, financial forms, and issues that could impact their Phillips Scholarship.
While the Phillips Scholarship collaborates with sponsor organizations that offer support through the high school years and into college, there are other organizations and individuals who provide the same level of assistance on a more informal basis.
The Phillips Scholarship realizes the value of these relationships to the success of students both in high school and in college and therefore encourages mentoring adults to provide guidance and assistance in the Scholarship application process.
Mentor Guidelines-How to Become a Mentor
Click here to view a list of organizations which are currently Phillips Scholarship Sponsors.
Click above to learn more about becoming a Sponsor Organization.
Available through April 15th.
This is a password protected link for current sponsors. Click above to view and download forms needed in the sponsoring process.
Upward Bound - Lyndon State College visited Salem in June 2012. This is a group of rising seniors. They visited the scholarship office for a discusssion about college admissions, financial aid, and the scholarship application process. They then toured the Phillips Trust House.