Philip Evans Scholarship Foundation is a
scholarship program at Swarthmore College that "is committed to empowering students to
develop themselves as critical thinkers, compassionate citizens,
and engaged participants in local and world affairs."
program was established in 1986 by Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. in memory of his
long-time friend and classmate, Dr. Philip Evans of the Swarthmore
College class of 1948.
The Foundation provides scholars' need based tuition, room and
board, as well as funds to "pursue their interests and aspirations"
through international travel, professional internships, independent
research, and community service.
Applicants cannot apply to be a Philip Evans Scholar. Candidates
for the Scholarship are selected from the pool of admitted students
based on the recommendation of the Swarthmore Admissions
The Philip Evans Scholarship Foundation program includes:
- the loan part of an Evans scholar’s financial aid package is
replaced by a grant, so that scholars can graduate without a burden
- an Opportunity Grant of $4,000 a year intended to free scholars
from the necessity of taking an ordinary summer job, allowing them
to plan creative and life enhancing experiences which will expand
their horizons and help them achieve their goals.
- a one-time computer allowance of up to $1,500.
- individualized support and mentoring by college deans and the
- a network of Philip Evans alumni and staff, eager to mentor
current scholars and offer internships and advice to help them
achieve their goals.