Scholarship Recipients

Meet our Philadelphia Futures participants who received scholarship awards from The Echewa Fund.

We award $7,000 scholarships annually to high school seniors based on academic promise, financial need and first-generation college attendance.

For first-generation college students to succeed, a holistic approach is necessary. Therefore, The Echewa Fund stipulates that award recipients are active participants in Philadelphia Futures, which provides academic counseling, mentoring and various forms of enrichment throughout the high school and college years of students.

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Meet Len​ielle M​artin

Our 2013 Scholarship Recipient!

Only 34% of students from Philadelphia Public High Schools enroll in college. A mere 10% will graduate. This is the story of Lenielle's journey toward success in college and life.  We are so proud of her.  She graduated in 2018 with a degree in Criminal Justice!

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Create more success stories among Philadelphia's youth.  Please ensure our fund's name, The Echewa Fund, is selected under "Select a Cause" when completing your donation on The Philadelphia Foundation's donation page.