Awarded Annually to a High School Student Who Resides in Swarthmore

The Swarthmore Centennial Foundation awards the $6,000 Edmund Jones Scholarship to an outstanding high school senior who resides in Swarthmore. Mr. Jones, former Mayor of Swarthmore, was a founding member of the Centennial Foundation and was the creator of this scholarship that has been awarded to a high school senior every year since 1993.

Students are selected based on their academics, citizenship and local community service.

Applicants must submit their high school transcript, a letter outlining their community service activities, and a short essay on one of the following topics which will be published in the Swarthmorean:

  • “My life in Swarthmore”

  • “My ideas for making Swarthmore a better place”

  • “The impact a Swarthmore organization has had on my life”

The scholarship is paid in $1,500 increments, Freshman through Senior years of college.

Completed applications must be submitted in March, to Swarthmorefoundation@gmail.com or mailed to:

Swarthmore Centennial Foundation
P.O. Box 493
Swarthmore, PA  19081

Previous Award Winners

YearWinnerSchool
2019Lena LundgrenHarvard University
2018Leah Graham University of Pittsburgh
2017Peter FoggoSwarthmore College
2016Kaitlyn PellColorado College
2015Phoebe Richardson Stanford University
2014Marissa LeeHarvey Mudd College
2013Jordan ScullElon University
2012Hart ClementsUniversity of Virginia

Learn More About Our Past Scholarship Winners

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