Submit a Scholarship Application to the Qaid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund

A maximum of 10 Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded per cycle based on available funds. The amount of each charitable contribution can be determined by the Board of Trustees subject to number of applicants and financial status of the Fund and any budgetary considerations.

Applications must be for undergraduate tuition or special programs. Special programs for high school level students are considered on a case to case basis. At this time, the Qaid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund does not grant scholarships for post graduate education. Late arriving application materials cannot be considered. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed twice a year. Applications for the Fall Cycle (in addition to FASFA forms and Official Transcripts) are due by July 1 and awardees will be informed by August 1, so that the funds can be used for the Fall Semester. Applications for the Spring Cycle (in addition to Mid Semester Grade Report, FASFA forms and Official Transcripts) are due by November 1, and awardees will be announced by December 1, so that funds can be used for the Spring Semester.

The Qaid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund will decide the number of scholarships to be awarded based on funds available and applicant pool. Therefore, applicants are weighted by financial need based on our review of submitted FASFA forms, grade point average based on our review of an official transcript, essays, overall application and the submission of all required documents by the deadline. No exceptions can be made for late materials. It is our goal to assist as many qualified, in need students in their educational endeavors as possible.

Those who have received a scholarship from the Qaid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund in the past must resubmit ALL of the required materials as each cycle stands on its own. There is no guarantee of a previous awardee receiving a scholarship in future cycles. Our rules and requirements are put in place to keep with our mission assisting as many qualified, in need students in their educational endeavors as possible. Students who have previously been awarded a scholarship must submit a closing essay outlining the impact of the scholarship on their lives before any new application can be considered.

For the Spring cycles, mid semester grade reports are required. These forms can be found online here.

Scholarships are also available for programs such as field trips, learning abroad, and other special educational opportunities. These applications will be considered by the board throughout the year. Above deadlines do not apply.

Any excesses caused by an awarded scholarship will be refunded by the academic institution to the Qaid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund, not to the student.

Eligibility

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and the previous semester GPA must also be a 2.5 minimum.

Transcript Requirements

Please note that electronic transcripts will not be accepted. We accept only official transcripts mailed to our office directly from the school/institution with an official seal.

Apply Online

Apply online by submitting the form below. FAFSA, SAT scores and transcript must be mailed to Qaid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Blackman Brady Communications, 506 Corporate Drive West, Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047.

Qaid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Application


 Application information:

Please select the purpose of your application.


If you are applying for a special program, please describe the program below:

How did you hear about the scholarship?


 Student information:

 Union Affiliation:

Are you or your parent/guardian a member of one of the Laborer’s District Council of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area and Vicinity unions?


What is your/their affiliation?


 Parent information:

 Scholastic information:

Please select your current school level.








If you plan to attend a new school or college next semester, please enter the name of the school and when you plan to attend.

Please enter the following information about the school that you are currently attending or most recently attended.

If you have taken your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), please enter your highest scores.

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 In Your Own Words

Please answer the following questions in a separate typed document and include with your application: (Please limit each answer to 300 words or less!)

1– If applicable, please explain any financial or scholastic extenuating circumstances you feel would be important for the committee to know in making scholarship/special program award decisions.

2– What especially interests you in your chosen field of study? or What especially interests you about the special program?

3– What would you most like to do in your career after graduating from college? or How will the special program aid your future in college and career?

Click the "browse" button below to locate the file you wish to upload on your computer. Only Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) and .pdf files less than 10 megabytes may be uploaded. The file will be uploaded once you send the form. The name of the Microsoft Word file that contains your "In Your Own Words" answers should not include any spaces.

Prior to pressing SEND, enter the two sets of words or numbers in order, separated by a space. Doing so helps prevent automated programs from abusing this form. If you are not sure what the words or numbers are, you may enter your best guess or click the reload button (two arrows) below the two sets of words or numbers.

A maximum of 10 scholarships are awarded per cycle based on available funds. Therefore, applicants are weighted by financial need, grade point average, essays, overall application and the submission of all required documents by the deadline.

The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust has raised TWO MILLION DOLLARS
for local charities in the 17 years since its inception in 1999.