Maguire College Scholars

The Maguire College Scholars Program has been established at the University of Pennsylvania since 2013. Through the generous support of the Maguire Foundation, every academic year at Penn, selected students are supported through a Maguire College Scholars scholarship. The scholarship is designed to support students who have graduated from specified Philadelphia area high schools, have been an active participant in extra-curricular activities and community service during high school, and have maintained good academic standing in high school and will continue to do so in college. The Maguire College Scholars scholarship is awarded to students as they enter their freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania.


To be eligible for the Maguire College Scholars Program at Penn, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate from a Maguire Scholars Program High School (full list below)
  • Maintained good academic standing in high school
  • Engage in community service and/or extra-curricular activities
  • Complete the FAFSA (
  • Be offered admission to the University of Pennsylvania
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • No additional application is required to apply to the Maguire College Scholars Program at Penn, and students are selected by the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Aid.


The Maguire Scholars Program High Schools

  • Academy of Notre Dame
  • Agnes Irwin
  • AIM Academy
  • Archbishop Carroll
  • Archbishop Ryan
  • Archbishop Wood
  • Baldwin School
  • Bishop Shanahan
  • Bonner/ Prendergast
  • Cardinal O’Hara
  • Conwell-Egan
  • Cristo Rey
  • Devon Preparatory School
  • Father Judge
  • Germantown Friends School
  • Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
  • Hardy Williams High School
  • Haverford School
  • Holy Ghost Preparatory School
  • Lansdale Catholic
  • LaSalle College High School
  • Little Flower
  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • Mastery, Lenfest Campus
  • Mastery, Pickett Campus
  • Mastery, Shoemaker Campus
  • Mastery, Thomas Campus
  • Merion Mercy Academy
  • Mercy Career and Technical High School
  • Mount Saint Joseph Academy
  • Nazareth Academy High School
  • Neumann / Goretti
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Roman Catholic
  • The Shipley School
  • Simon Gratz High School
  • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
  • St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
  • St. Hubert
  • West Catholic
  • William Penn Charter School
  • Woodlynde School



Students who are selected to be a part of the Maguire College Scholars Program at Penn will be notified in the spring of their senior year of high school.



For questions about the Maguire College Scholars Program at Penn, please contact Brian LaGreca at

The Maguires and the scholars they support

Frances M. Maguire, 1935–2020

We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Maguire family and the Maguire Foundation for the loss of Frances Maguire, who passed away on February 12, 2020. She impacted the lives of so many individuals throughout the Philadelphia region.

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