The Goode Scholars Program (GSP) was developed for urban students to honor and model the work and service of Dr. W. Wilson Goode, the first African-American to be elected mayor of Philadelphia.
Scholarship. Leadership. Civic Engagement.
GSP offers service-minded and future community leaders the opportunity to fulfill their dreams, preparing them as leaders in their homes, schools, churches, and communities.
- 25 students are selected for the GSP.
- GSP recipients will receive a $2000 per year award.
- The award can be renewed each year, and will be added to any previously earned academic or merit scholarship.
- Applicants must reside in inner city communities (defined as an urban city with a population of 50,000 or greater) or serve in an inner city church.
- Applicants must have at least a 2.5 minimum GPA or a ranking in the top 30% of their graduating class.
- Candidates should be hard working, demonstrate a capacity for leadership and a commitment to their own personal development. Students selected for GSP receive leadership development, mentoring and support through varied unique, intentional practical experiences.