College scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate commitment to academics and personal excellence in the face of adversity.Watch video
We honor Dr. Willie W. Echewa who was the first in her family to finish high school. She devoted 30 years of her teaching career to Philadelphia’s public school system where she helped students reach their potential.Learn more
Your 100% tax-deductible donation to The Echewa Fund can be made through The Philadelphia Foundation. Please ensure our fund’s name, The Echewa Fund, is selected under “Select a Cause.”
Samyah Anderson graduated from Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School and entered Clark Atlanta University, majoring in Biology with plans to become a physician’s assistant.
Chastidy Simon, a hard-working graduate of West Catholic High School. She was ecstatic about the award because it closed the financial gap she faced in attending an honors program at West Chester University, where she planned to study nursing.