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Cheyney Foundation - Scholarships Available

At Cheyney, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to pursue their passion. That’s why we offer an array of scholarships for students with financial need and those with exceptional academic, athletic or artistic talent.   In addition to the scholarships offered by Cheyney University, the Cheyney Foundation offers scholarships for graduating seniors in need of financial assistance, and scholarships for out of state non-PA residents.

The Cheyney Foundation PECO S.T.E.M. Scholarship

  • A Student must be a current student enrolled in a S.T.E.M. undergraduate major at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and declared as a S.T.E.M. major prior to applying for the scholarship.
  • A Student also must have at least a 2.75 GPA in their major courses, and overall 2.5 GPA
  • A Student must be a resident of the Greater Philadelphia region and demonstrate financial need.
  • Keystone and Humphries Honors students do not qualify for this scholarship.

PECO S.T.E.M Scholarship Award recipients

Eight students at Cheyney University are one step closer to reaching their goals of becoming advocates, change agents and innovators in the field of science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.). Each student was awarded $2,500 scholarships to alleviate financial barriers that could otherwise derail and distract them from reaching their goals. This scholarship was made possible by PECO, a longtime supporter of Cheyney University and the Cheyney Foundation. With aspirations ranging from developing urban aquaculture centers and farms in poor communities to providing education on reproductive processes for poor women of color and everything in between, these students have created a union between their passion for science and their interest in engaging their communities.


Aigner Allen Class of 2017

Major: Biology

“I am a Biology major. I plan to pursue a career in the veterinary field upon graduating from Cheyney University.

Basir Fulmore Class of 2017

Major: Biology major with a concentration in aquaculture.

“This scholarship lightens my financial burden and allows me to focus on being a better scholar.”

Benjamin Hawkins Class of 2019

Major: Biology

“I believe that this scholarship could help me to realize my full potential in various ways.”

Oluwayemisi Oresanwo Class of 2020

Major: Biology

“I am a Biology major. I plan to pursue a career in the veterinary field upon graduating from Cheyney University.

Priscilla Muhanji Class of 2017

Major: Biology

“The Cheyney Foundation/PECO S.T.E.M scholarship did not just give me money for school, they gave me a chance to achieve my goals and really make a difference in the world.”

DeJon Mackin-Irving Class of 2018

Major: Biology

“After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in physical therapy. With this scholarship, I will have more time to focus on my class work and service to the Cheyney community.”

Sanabria White Class of 2018

Major: Biology

“I have volunteered at multiple hospitals dealing directly with children. My experience with this young people has motivated me to become a pediatrician.This scholarship has enabled me to be one step closer to graduating and reaching my professional goals.”

Khadijah Hogg Class of 2017

Major: Biology with a minor in Psychology

“This award has helped me alleviate some of the financial stressors that have played a role in my educational experience. This prestigious scholarship will allow me to focus on academic matters as opposed to financial barriers.”

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