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.