EAP Educational Foundation

About EAP Scholarships

Thanks to our generous donors, EAP’s Educational Foundation provides the families of our member companies with exclusive access to $20,000+ in scholarship funds annually! The application process opens in January each year.

Educational Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are intended to help graduating high school students advance their educational endeavors.  There are two scholarship funds students may apply to (based on eligibility): the EAP Educational Foundation Scholarships and the Ellen Barag Women in Engineering Scholarship.

In 2021, the Foundation Board has approved up to $18,000 in EAP Educational Scholarships Funds; the number of awards will vary, but have been designated by institution type as follows:

  • Up to four (4) scholarships for $4,000 will be awarded to applicants attending a two or four-year college/university.

  • Up to two (2) scholarships for $2,000 will be awarded to applicants attending a vocational or technical school.

The Ellen Barag Women in Engineering Scholarship, funded by G&W Electric, will award $5,000 to the selected applicant.  And, there’s more!  If the selected student will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, an additional $5,000 will be awarded, thanks to Ellen Barag!

Application Process

  • Your intended college of choice (if you have not yet selected one, list your top choice)
  • A copy of your high school transcripts (they do need to be “official,” but must include your name)
  • A list of your extracurricular activities, honors, and awards
  • A list of your community service and volunteer activities
  • An essay (or essays) answering the following question (s) (max 1,000 words each essay):
    •  EAP Scholarship Fund Essay: Please tell us about your career aspirations, a challenge you have overcome, or your how you wish to make an impact on the world.
    •  Ellen Barag Women in Engineering Scholarship: Thomas Edison was tenacious in his search for the successful construction of the electric light bulb. He once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Discuss what this quote means to you.
  • Submission of ACT/SAT scores will not be required in 2021.

Annual Program Timeline:

Application Opens: January 5
Application Closes: March 31

New for 2021!
We are excited to announce the selection of EAPs Educational Foundation by Ellen Barag and G&W Electric to administer the Ellen Barag Women in Engineering Scholarship! Learn more here. 


Contact Mair Malfara
[email protected]
(610) 825-1600 x12

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Applicants must meet all the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a dependent son, daughter or grandchild* of full-time employees of EAP member companies.
  • Be a High School senior planning on attending your freshman year of college or vocational/technical school beginning in the Fall (at least 12 credits per semester).
  • The parent/guardian must have been employed for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
  • The parent/guardian must be employed at the time awards are announced.
  • The member company must be in good standing by March 31 of the scholarship year.

*new as of 2021 Scholarship Program!

Applications are read and judged by a non-biased, outside third-party scholarship program management company.
Scholarships will be awarded based upon the submission about academic performance, extracurricular activities, and volunteer/community activities. Applicants will need to upload a copy of their most recent high school transcript and will have to respond to the following essay prompt: Tell the Selection Committee about your career aspirations, a challenge you have overcome, or how you wish to make an impact on the world.
Support from our members and affiliates is critical to sustaining the Funds ability to provide scholarships. Each donation is tax deductible.

Contribution Levels:
  • President’s Circle - $1,500 (or more)
  • Full Professor - $1,000
  • Doctorate Degree - $500
  • Master’s Degree - $300
  • Bachelor’s Degree - $100

Contributions by check can be mailed to:
The Educational Foundation of the Electrical Association of Philadelphia
1787 Sentry Parkway West, VEVA 16, Suite 410
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Contributions by credit card can be made by clicking here.