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Thomas W. Phillips, Sr. Educational Fund The Thomas W. Phillips, Sr. Educational Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created by his descendants on the 100th anniversary of the Company that bears his name, T. W. PHILIPS GAS AND OIL CO., to provide scholarships to dependents of employees of TWP, INC, Phillips Resources, Inc. Thomas W. Phillips, Sr. was born on February 23, 1835. A prominent member of his community, he was elected to the United States Congress in 1892 and again in 1894 and he was an advisor to two United States Presidents. A devout Christian, and author of THE CHURCH OF CHRIST by “A Layman”, he felt a deep responsibility to his fellow man. A person who was always interested in education, he followed what he viewed as his Christian commitment throughout his life by building churches, supporting missionaries, endowing colleges, paying teachers and championing the causes of the working man. It is in this spirit that his descendants have formed this educational fund. Thomas W. Phillips, Sr. died on May 21, 1912 at age 77.

Average Award: Varies
Award Type: Single-Year Award
Deadline: Rolling due dates.


  • Attend high school as a graduating senior.
  • Have verification of acceptance for admission at an institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.1.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university.
  • Be a dependent of an employee of TWP INC, Phillips Resources, Inc. and their wholly-owned subsidiaries.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you have not already received your SAR, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit two letters of reference from individuals not related to you.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.