The Phillips Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community service leaders. Phillips Scholars identify community concerns, explore ways to create social change, and develop ambitious programs to meet a variety of human and social needs.

Applicants are encouraged to focus on areas of interest to the Phillips Foundation, such as human services, health, education, the disabled, and eliminating discrimination, and must be committed to designing and implementing a Minnesota-focused service project.

Funding and Selection Criteria


Six competitively selected Phillips Scholars are eligible to receive a $6,000 junior-year scholarship, a $4,000 summer award to support the development and implementation of a self-designed service project to address unmet needs in Minnesota communities, $500 from the project resource funding and a $6,000 senior-year scholarship contingent on the successful completion of the summer project.

On-campus deadline falls in early February of each year.

Campus Adviser

Erica Zweifel
Program Coordinator, Center for Community and Civic Engagement

Official Website

Phillips Scholarship