Robert S. King Scholars Award at CCP

Posted by on January 27, 2014


20 Philly high school scholars got the credit they were due – will you be next?

Community College of Philadelphia awarded 20 two-year scholarships to deserving graduates from Philadelphia public and private high schools during the Robert S. King Scholars Award Ceremony and Reception on September 12, 2013.

The scholarship honors Robert S. King, a trustee who served the College for 24 years and later became an Emeritus Trustee. King remained an advocate of the College until his death in 2012 at age 90. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding local students who have graduated near the top of their class
from a registered or licensed diploma-granting high school and seek an associate’s degree. During this year’s ceremony, King’s daughter, Rev. Gwendolyn King, congratulated the students and their families and encouraged them to make the most of this experience. “What you make of this opportunity is totally up to you, but we believe in you,” she said. “Community college didn’t exist in my dad’s day, but it exists now for you.”

Ashley Mason, a 2012 recipient of the Robert S. King Scholarship, encouraged the scholars to participate in study groups and told them not to be afraid to ask for help. Mason, who wants to become a health care administrator, plans to transfer to Drexel University after earning her associate’s degree. She currently is working for the CEO of Guest Relations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The College has many scholarships available for deserving students, said Patti Conroy, associate director of Scholarship Programs.

“The Robert S. King Scholarship is one of our premier scholarships. It’s a tremendous opportunity for high school seniors to come here, complete two years, including summers, with very little costs . . . That’s a phenomenal opportunity these days,” she said.

Applications for next year’s scholarships are due June 1, 2014. Visit for more on eligibility requirements and to search available scholarships. The high school scholarship application process opens on January 1, 2014.

For more information, call 215-496-6182 or email

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