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Annenberg-Henrich Scholarship

Through a $2 million dollar scholarship provided by the Annenberg Foundation, La Salle University awards scholarships to secondary education majors who intend to teach either mathematics or one of the sciences such as biology, chemistry, general science, or earth space science. The intent of this generous scholarship is to assist and encourage mathematics and science teachers for middle and high schools. The Annenberg-Henrich Scholarship provides numerous scholarships each year ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

The Annenberg-Henrich Scholarship is named in honor of the late Walter H.Annenberg, his wife, Lenore Annenberg, and William J. Henrich, Jr., a longtime friend and attorney to the Annenberg Foundation. The renowned publisher and his wife established the Annenberg Foundation to support educational programs in the Philadelphia area.

La Salle University's Department of Education offers an innovative and challenging Secondary Education Program that is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and leads to recommendation for an Instructional I certificate in mathematics or the selected science certification area. The Secondary Education Program emphasizes educational technology, a unique blending of idea technology and product technology (hardware and software), as a framework for instructional decision-making in the secondary education classroom. Students enrolled in the four-year secondary education program are dual majors: education and their academic field of study.

Interested candidates may apply by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This form is available online at beginning January 12. Applicants also may obtain a FAFSA paper copy from their high school guidance counselor or by contacting Student Financial Services at La Salle University. The Annenberg-Henrich application is available at
after November 15 each year.

Deadline Dates for Incoming Freshmen Students
February 15: FAFSA and Annenberg-Henrich Application and Essay must be filed. Students must have been admitted to La Salle by this date.

The Annenberg-Henrich Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen applicants and currently enrolled La Salle University students.

Incoming freshmen applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum combined SAT score (verbal and math) of 1150 or be ranked in the top 20% of their high school graduation class.
  • Be accepted for admission into the university by February 15.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Declare a dual major in secondary education and either mathematics or one of the sciences.
  • Declare a major in Middle Level 4-8 with a concentration in Mathematics
  • Complete and submit the Annenberg-Henrich Scholarship application found online at Submit a one-page typed essay that highlights reasons why the applicant wants to become a math or science teacher.


Student Financial Services
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone 215.951.1070
FAX 215.951.5098
Attention K. Harrigan
Education Department
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone 215.951.1098
Fax 215.951.5029
Attention Megan Lawler