Scholarships & Awards
Michelle Cutner Award
The Michelle Cutner Award is given by SOSNA to a Chester A. Arthur Elementary School student in grades 1-4 who exemplifies outstanding service to the school community, campus, and neighborhood in the spirit of Michelle Cutner, a first grader at Arthur who was tragically killed by a stray bullet in our neighborhood in 1994.
The recipient of this award is devoted to his or her fellow classmates, mindful and respectful of teachers and administration, and a steward for the well-being of the Arthur School building and its surroundings. All students are eligible for this $250 award and selection is not based solely on academic achievement.
In 2018, SOSNA also launched a new award to be given to a student at EM. Stanton Elementary School in grades 1-4 who exemplifies outstanding service to the school community, campus, and neighborhood. All students are eligible for this $250 award and selection is not based solely on academic achievement.
SOSNA Higher Education Scholarship
The Community Impact Committee of SOSNA is offering a scholarship opportunity a student in their final year of Philadelphia public or charter high school or in the 1st three years of college, who resides in the neighborhood (south side of South Street to the north side of Washington Avenue and the west side of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River), has a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and plans to attend a 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2022.
Completed applications are accepted on a rolling basis.