Generously supported by PECO, the PECO Scholars Program offers one-time awards of approximately $3,500 for the spring semester to support high-achieving Temple University juniors and seniors from the five-county Philadelphia area in select STEM majors. 


November 29, 2022, by 11:59 PM

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Demonstrated academic achievement (at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA), campus or community involvement, and the persistence in achieving despite obstacles and challenges. 

  • Permanent residency in one of these Philadelphia-area counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia. 

  • Major in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biophysics, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Geography/Urban Studies, Horticulture, Information Science and Technology, Landscape Architecture, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematical Economics, Natural Science, Neuroscience (CLA), Neuroscience - Cellular and Molecular, or Physics. 

  • Financial need (must have submitted a FAFSA to be considered). 

  • Full-time junior, senior, or 5th-year senior status (this typically means that you have one to three semesters remaining, not including the semester when you apply).

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • Past PECO scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Application and selection process 

  • The application includes a series of short responses and a personal statement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow the guidance and tips on our sample application.

  • The PECO application goes live by mid- to late October; the deadline is in November. 

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee. Applicants are notified of the outcome by mid-December. 

Please note that awards for the PECO Scholars Program are contingent on the receipt of funding from the funding agency, and are not guaranteed.