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


July 15, 2023 by 11:59 PM (In future years, the deadline will be in mid-May)

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Demonstrated academic achievement (at least a 3.0 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, Information Science and Technology, Landscape Architecture, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematical Economics, Natural Science, Neuroscience - Cellular and Molecular, or Physics. Applicants should have a major in the College of Science and Technology or the College of Engineering.

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

  • Full-time (rising) senior

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

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 late March. It is posted on ScholarshipUniverse. Eligible students should see the PECO scholarship among their scholarship pool in ScholarshipUniverse.

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

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