Scholarship Program

The Philos Project Scholarship Program offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to qualified young leaders who are seeking to fund projects, internships, and educational or travel programs that advance the mission of The Philos Project.

Please note, preference is given to participants of our past programs, and Philos membership is required for scholarship eligibility.

We offer two levels of scholarships: Companion and Ambassador.

-level scholarships award $500 or less for requests involving learning resources such as books or videos, event or project costs, speaker fees, and attendance at conferences. To qualify for a Companion scholarship, applicants must provide a resume and cover letter and answer a few short essay questions.

Ambassador-level scholarships award $500 or more for requests involving internships and educational/travel expenses. Ambassador scholarships require a more intensive application process. To qualify, applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two recommendation letters; must answer two essay questions; and must complete an interview with the Philos Project’s Executive Director Robert Nicholson.

Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a summary report outlining the outcomes of the scholarship.

Scholarship applications are accepted on a quarterly basis:

Fall program deadline: July 31
Winter program deadline: October 31
Spring program deadline: January 31
Summer program deadline: May 31

Interested individuals can learn more about the Philos Project Scholarship Program by contacting Constituent Relations Director Rebecca Gonzales at