NEWS IN BRIEF
This Year's Mayor's Scholars
Thirty-six new Mayor's Scholars--graduates of public, parochial and
private high schools in the City who receive scholarships from Penn in
an arrangement with the City dating back to 1882--joined the University
this fall. They bring to 155 the total number of Mayor's Scholars in the
four undergraduate classes, who share approximately $2.6 million in
grant aid from Penn.
The 36 join 90 other freshmen from the City who chose Penn (from a
total of 188 Philadelphians offered admission this year). Of the
Philadelphia freshmen admitted, 66 who were not selected as Mayor's
Scholars will receive $782,000 in grant aid.The 36 incoming Mayor's
Scholars graduated from 14 Philadelphia high schools--eight public
schools, five archdiocesan schools and one private school. Their average
aid package is $18,986, consisting entirely of grants and work study,
and do not include any student loans.
Penn now has some 486 Philadelphia undergraduates, not counting
those enrolled in part-time and evening programs, putting Penn "on
target for reaching its goal of having 500 undergraduate stu-dents from
Philadelphia enrolled by 1997 if applications continue to increase at
the current rate," a University statement said.