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Calvin Ellis Jr. Scholarship

The Calvin Ellis Jr. Memorial Scholarship has been created in the memory of our loved one, Calvin Ellis Jr. who we tragically lost in 1999.   He has left a legacy of integrity, hard work, and leadership for all to emulate.  The scholarship will be awarded to a college bound high school senior of the Philadelphia area who has shown perseverance in the midst of adversity as well as academic achievement.

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Recipient Requirements

  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A recent report card or transcript must be submitted.

  • Must attend a two (2) or four (4) year college/university by the fall 2019 semester. Acceptance letter must be submitted prior to award is disbursed in June 2019.

  • A type 300-500 word essay on how applicant has experienced tragedy in the loss of their parent, legal guardian, or immediate family member in which the recipient has overcome to achieve academic excellence.

  • Letter of recommendation by teacher or community leader.

  • School official signature page.

Consideration will be weighed on academic achievement, community service, and activity involvement.

Amount: Scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500 awarded in one installment directly to the awardees school of choice.

Deadline: The application deadline is March 12, 2019 (applications must be postmarked by this date).

Award Date: June 2019

Contact Information of Donors

Douglas Ford, Fund Creator and Manager

Phone: (267) 297-9010


Dominique Ellis, Fund Creator and Manager

Phone: (267) 259-5973


Foundation Contact:

Yolanda's Kids Corner Daycare Center

4815 Old York Road

Philadelphia, PA 19141

ATTN: Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship Application Forms

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