The Supplemental Academic Scholarships are a group of Temple University-administrated scholarships awarded annually thanks to the generous support of donors. These are renewable scholarships of approximately $2,000-$3,000/year to provide financial support for high-achieving non-traditional Temple University undergraduate students. 

  • The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students 

  • Jessie Ball DuPont Endowed Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students 

  • Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund

Deadline

May 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year 

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. 

  • Non-traditional student*

  • Financial need (submit a FAFSA by March 1 to ensure consideration; students who submit their FAFSA after March 1 are still eligible to apply for Supplemental Academic Scholarship).

  • Full-time undergraduate student status.

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident.

Preference is given to students who have at least two full-time semesters remaining at Temple. 

* Non-traditional students are typically defined as those who fit one or more of these categories:  

  • Delayed entry to college by at least two years following high school, or had a break of at least two years from the start of their college career to their return, 

  • Have dependents, 

  • Are a single parent, 

  • Are financially independent, 

  • Have a GED

Non-traditional students who fit the above categories will have priority. We will consider applications from other students who are able to make a case for being a non-traditional student.  

Application and selection process 

  • The application includes a series of short responses and a personal statement. Applicants are encouraged to follow the guidance and tips on our sample application. (Note: By completing one common application, students are considered for the following Supplemental Academic Scholarships: duPont Scholarship, Hearst Scholarship, and Wells Fargo Scholarship. Students do not need to complete more than one application.)

  • The application will go live in March. Deadline: May 15, 2021, 11:59 PM. 

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-summer.