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The Pittsburgh Foundation Renewable Scholarships
Deadline to apply: March 30, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time

The Pittsburgh Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for 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 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
  • Wherrett 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:
    • Allegheny
    • Armstrong
    • Beaver
    • Butler
    • Duquesne
    • Washington
    • Westmoreland
  • Or attend one of the following high schools:
    • Albert Gallitan High School in Uniontown, PA
    • Kokomo High School in Kokomo, IN
  • 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 in the United States* 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
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.6
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate finacial need
  • 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

Albert L. Pranatis Scholarship

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at East Allegheny High School or West Mifflin High School
  • Recipients must be seeking a Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Geology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physics or Mathematics degree
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • 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

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
  • Financial need not required
  • If the applicant pool allows, at least one award will be granted to a recipient from each high 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

Emery C. Toth, Jr. Scholarship Trust

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Penn-Trafford High School (Westmoreland County, PA) or Central Catholic High School (Allegheny County, PA)
  • Recipients must be pursuing a Music Education Degree
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to students who are members of Penn-Trafford High Schools band or chorus groups
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • 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

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Avella Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Avella High School in Washington County, PA
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Preference will be given to students who show dedication to community service
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • 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

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Burgettstown Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Burgettstown High School in Washington County, PA
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Preference will be given to students who show dedication to community service
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • If the applicant pool allows, at least one award will be granted to a recipient attending each university.
  • 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

Ira R. and Frances Wood Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Highlands High School or Deer Lakes High School
  • Preference will be given to students who show dedication to community service
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • 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

Jacob J. Harbiger Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Albert Gallatin High School
  • Recipients must be seeking an agriculture or STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) degree
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Financial need not required
  • 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

Katherine Marie Ferrick/Elizabeth McCabe Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Oakland Catholic High School or Central Catholic High School (Allegheny County, PA)
  • Recipients must be seeking a nursing degree
  • Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • 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

Marilyn M. Johnston Memorial Scholarship

  • Recipients must reside in Butler County, PA but may attend school elsewhere
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • 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

Wherrett 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
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • 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

William J. Wolf Memorial Award

  • Recipients must reside in Allegheny County
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to Lutheran applicants
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • 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

 

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

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.

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

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