2018 Paradigm Award

Paradigm Award

Scholarship Criteria and Application

Through the generosity and determination of many individuals and corporations, the Paradigm Award program has grown to include the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women. To enhance and benefit the career aspirations of working women in the Greater Philadelphia area, this merit scholarship is awarded annually to women who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees while working full-time for Chamber member companies.

Recipients receive up to $5,000 that must be used for tuition and/or books within a two-year period. Scholarship recipients are recognized at the Paradigm Award celebration each year in March.

Employees of Chamber members who do not already provide tuition reimbursement are invited to apply. Applicants whose employers provide partial tuition reimbursement may also apply.

Applicants for the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women must meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time employee, working at least 30 hours per week for a Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce member company (if you do not know or are not sure if your company is a Chamber member please visit our online membership directory)
  • Completed at least one full year of college and must be currently enrolled (within the last 18 months) at a two or four year accredited institution working towards an undergraduate degree. Masters and advanced degree candidates are NOT eligible for this scholarship.
  • Have a minimum of five years full-time work experience
  • Hold an exemplary work record
  • Submit an official copy of your college transcript
  • Submit two letters of recommendation including one from your supervisor at current employer
  • Submit a 200-word essay on why you should be selected as a recipient of the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women
  • Submit a copy of your employer's tuition reimbursement policy (if they have one)

The following factors are considered when selecting scholarship recipients:

  • Current enrollment
  • Need
  • Potential for future success

Friday, November 17, 2017


Complete the following application. Submit 2 letters of recommendation, your 200 word essay, and a copy of your employer's tuition reimbursement policy.

Mail your official college transcript to the address below:

The Chamber Paradigm Scholarship
200 South Broad Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Faxed applications will not be accepted.


Email the event coordinator.

Presenting Sponsor:

Ernst & Young

Scholarship Supporters:

Stradley Ronon

Contact Information

Employer Information

 I am a full time employee
Please Attach Employee Tuition Reimbursement Policy

 My employer does not offer tuition reimbursement.

Education Information

 I am trying to attain my undergraduate degree.

 I have completed at least 2 full years of college.

 I am currently enrolled (within the last 18 months) at a 2 or 4 year institution.

Please Respond
Please Attach Two (2) Letters of Recommendation:
Please Provide a 200 Word Essay on Why You Should Be Selected

 If selected as a recipient of the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women, I agree to give the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia permission to use my likeness and/or story to promote the schloarship to future awardees.

 I acknowledge my official transcripts must be received by 11/17/2017.

NOTE: If all items are not received by 11/17/2017, your application will not be accepted.