Applications Open: 2023 PIDC-D’Alessio Scholarship

January 25, 2023

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Walt D’Alessio committed more than 46 years to PIDC as its chief executive and Chairman. He embodies the core principles of the PIDC partnership—dedication, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to supporting growth throughout Philadelphia. 

As part of PIDC’s 60th Anniversary in 2018, and in recognition of Walt’s decades of commitment and leadership at PIDC; his many years of service to Philadelphia’s business, civic and governmental communities; and his support for people across the profession, we launched the PIDC-D’Alessio Scholarship Fund to support graduate students at Philadelphia schools seeking to pursue a career in urban development and finance. 

The scholarship launched in 2019 and since then, we’ve awarded a total of eight students.

In 2023, up to two (2) scholarships of up to $2,500 each will be awarded. Scholarship recipients will also be offered a paid PIDC fall internship in 2023. To be eligible, you must be:

  1. Pursuing a graduate degree
  2. A student at a Philadelphia college or university; or a Philadelphia resident at a college or university studying outside the Philadelphia area
  3. Pursuing one of the following areas of study:
    • Urban Studies
    • Economics
    • Law
    • Public Administration
    • Real Estate
    • Regional and/or City Planning
    • Urban Planning and Design


The 2023 application is open from January 25, 2023 to March 31, 2023.


Learn about our past scholarship recipients. 

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