Temple is dedicated to providing academic pathways to college for Philadelphia high school students.
Temple University is proud of our strong partnerships with neighboring communities, and we are committed to increasing the number of North Philadelphia students enrolled here. Part of our dedication to this initiative is providing equitable opportunities for underserved and underrepresented students to fully participate in college-level courses and academic enrichment programs.
Temple’s Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program creates an academic pathway for Philadelphia public (district or charter) students living in our neighboring North Philadelphia ZIP codes—19121, 19122, 19123, 19125, 19130, 19132, 19133 and 19140.
The program is named after Cecil B. Moore, a renowned civil rights activist in Philadelphia and Temple alumnus.
The Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program partners with Steppingstone Scholars to provide academic support to high school seniors selected to take the dual enrollment course. It also creates success-based advising and enrichment initiatives to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) and low-income students.
The program will
provide students coordinated pre-college preparation,
admit selected students in cohorts for focused campus advising and mentoring, and
award scholarships that cover full tuition at Temple.
Fifty high school students will be selected for a dual enrollment program—a free Temple course that students complete during their senior year of high school. From those 50 students, 20–25 high school students will be selected to become Cecil B. Moore Scholars and attend a summer bridge program before enrolling as first-year students in the fall.
Prepare for Cecil B. Moore Scholars Consideration
Are you a current senior in high school? Do you live in one of the selected North Philadelphia zip codes listed below? Do you attend a public or public charter school in Philadelphia? You may be eligible to be considered for a full tuition scholarship through the Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program at Temple University!
Eligible ZIP codes: 19121, 19122, 19123, 19125, 19130, 19132, 19133 and 19140.
Temple offers information sessions on selected dates so students can learn more about the Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program consideration process. During these sessions we will share important tips for students about communication, deadlines and advocacy. Students, parents, counselors and school leaders are welcome to attend.
During these hour-long sessions we will share important tips for students about communication, deadlines, and how to apply. Students, parents, counselors, and school leaders are welcome to attend.
You must register in advance for this meeting.
When registering choose one of the session dates to attend: September 15, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13.
The sessions will run from 6 – 7 p.m.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.