Scholarship Application Instructions

This year the PHCC Educational Foundation plans to award 56 scholarships worth up to $150,000.
Completing this single form will apply you for all of the awards you are eligible to receive.
IMPORTANT - READ THIS: The online application form must be completed in a single session - you cannot save your progress and return later. This requires preparing the answers to essay questions & gathering the required supporting documents to upload before completing the application form. You can view a PDF file with requirements at
All submission materials must be typed; no handwritten materials will be accepted. This application must be completed by the applicant (not by an office staff person or parent on their behalf).
Scholarship applicants, friends or relatives may not contact members of the Scholarship Committee. Address all communications to PHCC Ed. Foundation staff. For assistance, please consult the website or e-mail us at
Your complete application & all supporting materials must be received by May 1, 2021. Our 2021 scholarships will be awarded for only for qualified educational expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2021; tuition bills due before this date do not qualify.

Scholarship payments are made directly to schools for qualified expenses. Applicants are responsible for avoiding conflicts with other grants and scholarships. 
Please note that the following 2 or 4-year majors are NOT approved for Foundation awards: accounting, architecture, computer engineering, construction-related engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and environmental engineering.  If your school offers a major/course of study substantially similar to one in the approved list under a different name, please attach an explanation to your application submission. 
The PHCC of Massachusetts & PHCC of Texas Auxiliary scholarships have no restrictions on course of study.
Thank you!
WAIT - Before proceeding, do you have the materials you need to apply?
Submission materials for these scholarship awards (some items are optional, depending on your situation):
- (Required for All Applicants) Detailed answers to the essay questions, saved in Word or .PDF file? (see
- A copy of your high school transcripts or apprentice program/college grades, including your cumulative GPA.
- A letter of recommendation from your high school principal or counselor, or college dean, academic adviser, teacher or apprentice program instructor on school letterhead.
- A signed letter of recommendation from a PHCC–National Association Member or AEC member on their company letterhead.
- If applying for the Gerry Kennedy Scholarship Award, a copy of your Boy Scout rank certificate or other rank evidence.
- If applying for the Mass. Auxiliary Scholarship, a letter of recommendation from a PHCC of Mass. Auxiliary Member.

Incomplete submissions are subject to immediate disqualification.