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The PIDC-D’Alessio Scholarship for Urban Development

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS • OPENS JAN 25, 2022

The PIDC-D’Alessio Scholarship for Urban Development

Walt D’Alessio has committed more than 46 years to PIDC as its chief executive and Chairman. He embodies the core principles of the PIDC partnership—dedication, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to supporting growth throughout Philadelphia. As part of PIDC’s 60th Anniversary in 2018, and in recognition of Walt’s decades of commitment and leadership at PIDC; his many years of service to Philadelphia’s business, civic and governmental communities; and his support for people across the profession, we launched the PIDC-D’Alessio Scholarship Fund to support graduate students at Philadelphia schools seeking to pursue a career in urban development and finance.

AWARD INFORMATION

In 2022, up to two (2) scholarships of up to $2,500 each will be awarded. Scholarship recipients will also be offered a paid PIDC fall internship in 2022. To be eligible, you must be:

1. Pursuing a graduate degree

2. A student at a Philadelphia college or university; or a Philadelphia resident at a college or university studying outside the Philadelphia area

3. Pursuing one of the following areas of study:

  • Urban Studies
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Regional and/or City Planning
  • Urban Planning and Design

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 31, 2022

TO APPLY ONLINE

  • Application opens on January 25, 2022.
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APPLICATION COMPONENTS TO PREPARE

  1. Resume
  2. Clubs & extracurricular activities
  3. Community service & volunteering
  4. Honors & awards
  5. Work & internship experience, if any
  6. Two short essays of no more than 250 words each 
    • What did you do to improve yourself, your family, or contribute to your community during the pandemic?
    • How will this scholarship and internship opportunity advance your career and/or personal life?
  7. Most recent undergraduate college/university transcript 
  8. Most recent graduate college/university transcript 

PLEASE NOTE:  Official transcripts are not required; you may upload unofficial transcripts. Your full name must be visible on all documentation provided. Your transcript should be a full transcript, showing all grades, not just a grade report.


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