ParkWest Town Center Scholarships

 

Do you live or go to school in West Philly? Apply now for $4,000 awards. Three high school seniors will be chosen. Money can be used at winner’s discretion for tuition, books or cash – it’s your choice!

 

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Our Story

Scholarship History

This scholarship was created to honor and support young people who demonstrate commitment to their community as they further their education beyond high school. Each year, through the PWTC Community Scholarships, we commemorate the incredible story of how Park West Town Center beat the odds and became what it is today.

Once the site of industrial waste and decay, Park West Town Center, located at 52nd & Jefferson Streets, now stands as one of the strongest economic drivers in West Philadelphia. Bringing this project to fruition, however, took over a decade of advocacy and hard work by local residents, the partnership of West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution and The Goldenberg Group, elected officials and many others. Despite countless challenges, it was the determination to raise the quality of life in this community that turned a blighted rail yard into a vibrant hub where fresh food, fitness, financial services and more are now available to all.

Park West Town Center is what it is today because of the collective work of individuals committed to a common cause. Advocacy, community organizing, and unwavering leadership led the way for transformation. This scholarship is intended for the next generation of community leaders – those who will stand up and fight for the causes they believe in and create true change in the world around them.

2018, Scholarship Awardees at FESTIVAL @ Park West Town Center

2008, Site of Park West Town Center prior to construction

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The Founders

Who can enter?

Qualifying Area

Applicants must live or attend school in the target map and must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia. See the map below for area boundaries.