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Pittsburgh Foundation Renewable Scholarships
Application status: Closed

The Pittsburgh Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for local students to pursue their educational goals. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, graduate schools, and career/technical schools.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

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Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all the scholarship funds under the Pittsburgh Foundation Renewable Scholarships

Scholarships funds included in the Pittsburgh Foundation Renewable Scholarships Application:

  • 3R Scholarship Fund
  • Albert L. Pranatis Scholarship
  • Angelo and Irene Ravigoni Scholarship
  • Emery C. Toth, Jr. Scholarship Trust
  • Eugene and Nell Petrucci Avella Scholarship Fund
  • Eugene and Nell Petrucci Burgettstown Scholarship Fund
  • Gladys R. and Charles E. Yost Memorial Fund
  • Ira R. and Frances Wood Scholarship Fund
  • Jacob J. Harbiger Scholarship Fund
  • Katherine Marie Ferrick/Elizabeth McCabe Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Marilyn M. Johnston Memorial Scholarship
  • Wherret Memorial Fund
  • William J. Wolf Memorial Award

Applicants will apply to the Pittsburgh Foundation Renewable Scholarships. One common application is completed to apply to any of the below funds. Applicants must meet the following criteria and the criteria of one or more of the scholarships listed. Only one application is needed:

  • Reside in one of the following Pennsylvania Counties OR attend Albert Gallitan High School in Uniontown, PA or Kokomo High School in Kokomo, Indiana.
    • Allegheny
    • Armstrong
    • Beaver
    • Butler
    • Duquesne
    • Washington
    • Westmoreland
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates or graduate level students
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two– or four–year college, university or vocational–technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

*Certification programs must be through an accredited institution and must run on a standard academic semester calendar. Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length and applicants must be enrolled at the time awards are disbursed in August. 

 

3R Scholarship Fund 

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Keystone Oaks High School
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a 4-year college or university in the United States
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.6
  • Five (5) awards of up to $2,000 will be granted

Albert L. Pranatis Scholarship

  • Recipients must reside in Duquesne, PA.
  • Recipients must be high school seniors at East Allegheny High School or West Mifflin High School
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment in an eligible field of study
  • Recipients must be seeking a Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Geology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physics or Mathematics degree
  • Two (2) awards of $2,500 will be granted

Angelo and Irene Ravigoni Scholarship

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Highlands High School or Jeannette High School
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a vocational-technical school
  • Renewable up to one year or until a vocational-technical degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment at a vocational-technical school
  • Two (2) awards of $8,750 (1 award per high school) will be granted. If the applicant pool allows, one award will be granted to a recipient from each high school.

Emery C. Toth, Jr. Scholarship Trust

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Penn-Trafford High School
  • Recipients must be pursuing a Music Education Degree
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment in a Music Education program
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to students who are members of Penn-Trafford High Schools band or chorus groups
  • One (1) award of up to $3,250 will be granted

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Avella Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Avella High School
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to students who show dedication to community service
  • One (1) award of $5,000 will be granted

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Burgettstown Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Burgettstown High School
  • Renewable up to three year or until a bachelor degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to students who show dedication to community service
  • One (1) award of $5,000 will be granted

Gladys R. and Charles E. Yost Memorial Fund

  • Recipients must be attending high school as a graduating senior and planning to attend Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, or University of Pittsburgh
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to historically underserved students who self-identify as Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; or American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Three (3) awards of $5,000 will be granted. If the applicant pool allows, one award will be granted to a recipient attending each university.

Ira R. and Frances Wood Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Highlands High School or Deer Lakes High School
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to students who show dedication to community service
  • Two (2) awards of $1,000 will be granted (1 from each high school)

Jacob J. Harbiger Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Albert Gallatin High School or be a previous recipient of this scholarship
  • Recipients must be seeking an agriculture or STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) degree at a college/university in the U.S.
  • Renewable up to three years or until a master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment in an eligible field of study
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • One (1) award of $2,000 will be granted

Katherine Marie Ferrick/Elizabeth McCabe Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Oakland Catholic High School or Central Catholic High School
  • Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must be seeking a nursing degree
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale), and full-time enrollment
  • One (1) award of $5,000 will be granted

Marilyn M. Johnston Memorial Scholarship

  • Recipients must reside in Butler County
  • Renewable up to three years or until a master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and full-time enrollment
  • Four (4) awards of up to $2,500 will be granted

Wherret Memorial Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Kokomo High School
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree
  • Renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and full-time enrollment
  • Two (2) awards of up to $10,000 will be granted

William J. Wolf Memorial Award

  • Recipients must reside in Allegheny County
  • Renewable up to three years or until a master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and full-time enrollment
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to Lutheran applicants
  • Seven (7) awards of $4,250 will be granted

 

Awards

Distribution amount and number of awards for each fund is determined annually by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Funds that have monies available to issue scholarships will be listed each year.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Pittsburgh Foundation. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Pittsburgh Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

  • Pages one and two of the most recently filed IRS 1040 tax form that was used to complete the financial information section. Please black out all social security numbers and bank account information.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 19, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

For additional scholarship resources and opportunities through the Pittsburgh Foundation, please visit:

The Pittsburgh Foundation Website

The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Search Page

The Pittsburgh Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Please note - Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all of the above listed scholarships under the Pittsburgh Foundation Renewable Scholarships.