The Fund

The R.W. Sorrell
Scholarship Fund

The R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund is a 501C-3 tax-exempt organization that was created to promote and support higher education goals for minority and poor children throughout the following five Delaware Valley Counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

Congratulations to the RWS Scholarship Fund 2021 Award Recipients!

This year, the R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to two (2) 2021 high school graduates: Kayla Banks, Cheltenham High School and Sage Tawfeeq, Springfield Township High School. Each graduate is the recipient of a $3,000, four-year, renewable scholarship. 

The RWS Scholarship Fund also renewed its commitment of a four-year annual scholarship of $3,000 to seven (7) students who were award recipients following their graduation from high school in 2018 (3), 2019 (2), and 2020 (2).  These students are returning to the following colleges/universities for the fall semester as rising seniors, juniors and sophomores: Hampton (2), Howard, Penn State (2), Perdue and Spelman.


Additionally, we congratulate the following RWS Scholarship recipients who graduated from college in the spring of 2021:  Alexa Green (Xavier University), Amira Martin (Villanova University) and Darren Laws Jr. (Widener University).


We wish all our student recipients the best!

Class of 2021

Designed to Identify and Assist Proven Leaders Among College-Bound Minority Students.


Robert W. Sorrell was founder and President of R.W. Sorrell Enterprises, LLC. specializing in diversity and fundraising consultation.  Bob began his career as an educator, teaching mathematics and coaching basketball, but discovered his niche within human services and civil rights: The Urban League Movement.  He served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Urban League and CEO of the Philadelphia Urban League.  At the latter, Bob started the State of Black Philadelphia Report to encourage leaders to join the Urban League, implemented new programs and services, and instituted the Urban League Young Professionals and Leadership Institute.  Bob also expanded the Urban League Guild.


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