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The Pittsburgh Foundation College/County Single Year Awards
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2024 3:00 pm CT

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 scholarships 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.

Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all the scholarship funds under The Pittsburgh Foundation College/County Single Year Awards.

Scholarship funds included in The Pittsburgh Foundation College/County Single Year Awards Application:

  • Broecker Memorial Fund
  • Comptaro, Elden, Lewis Combined Scholarship Funds
  • Dorothy & Richard Barr Westmoreland County High School Scholarship Fund
  • Edward and Dorothy Livingston Fund
  • Freda Gray Charitable Fund
  • Joseph “Murph” Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Lightbown Family Scholarship Fund
  • Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion Fund
  • Melville Alexander Eberhardt Memorial Fund
  • Pittsburgh Jazz Society/Howard Gendell M.D. Scholarship Endowment
  • Samuel J. Goldstein, Esquire, Scholarship Fund
  • Sheena M. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The 14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm Scholarship Fund
  • The Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship Fund
  • Vladimir R. Bakaleinikoff Memorial Fund
  • Vocational Training Fund For Girls
  • Wayne Rawley Fund
  • William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust
  • Wojdak Scholarship Fund

Applicants will apply to The Pittsburgh Foundation College/County Single Year Awards. 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:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a graduating high school senior, current undergraduate, or graduate student enrolled in or planning to enroll in full-time 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), unless specified otherwise
  • Be a resident of or enrolled in or plan to enroll at a college or university in:
    • Pennsylvania
    • West Virginia
    • United Kingdom or Northern Ireland

*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. 

 

Broecker Memorial Fund

  • Current undergraduate at a college or university in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Be pursuing Social Work, Environmental studies, or Teaching
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Comptaro, Elden, Lewis Combined Scholarship Funds

  • Graduating high school senior residing in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Dorothy & Richard Barr Westmoreland County High School Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior residing in Westmoreland County (PA)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Financial need is not required
  • Preference given to applicants who show community leadership
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Edward and Dorothy Livingston Fund

  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate at an accredited two-year or 4-year college/university or vocational/technical school in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Be pursuing a degree in Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to junior/senior level applicants in a four-year institution and second year students in a two-year program
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as historically underserved students (American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, African, or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (or partial)
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as female
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Freda Gray Charitable Fund

  • Current undergraduate student who graduated from a high school in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
    Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be pursuing a degree in Foreign Language
  • Financial need is not required
  • Estimated five (5) awards will be granted

Joseph “Murph” Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior who graduated from St. Louise De Marillac grade school in
    Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Participated in at least one varsity or junior varsity sport while in high school
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Lightbown Family Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student residing in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Be pursuing a degree in Education
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as female
  • Previous recipients are encouraged to reapply in consecutive years
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion Fund

  • Graduating high school senior residing in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Be pursuing a degree in Fashion Design
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Melville Alexander Eberhardt Memorial Fund

  • Graduating high school senior residing in Pennsylvania
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated six (6) awards will be granted

Pittsburgh Jazz Society/Howard Gendell M.D. Scholarship Endowment

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled or planning to enroll at Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, or The University of Pittsburgh
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be studying Jass Music
  • Financial need is not required
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Samuel J. Goldstein, Esquire, Scholarship Fund

  • Resident of one of the following Pennsylvania Counties:
    1. Allegheny County
    2. Armstrong County
    3. Beaver County
    4. Butler County
    5. Washington County
    6. Westmoreland County
  • Enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited law school in Pennsylvania
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants of the Jewish faith
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Sheena M. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate and a resident of one of the following Pennsylvania Counties:
    1. Allegheny County
    2. Armstrong County
    3. Beaver County
    4. Bedford County
    5. Blair County
    6. Butler County
    7. Cambria County
    8. Cameron County
    9. Clarion County
    10. Clearfield County
    1. Crawford County
    2. Elk County
    3. Erie County
    4. Fayette County
    5. Forest County
    6. Greene County
    7. Indiana County
    8. Jefferson County
    9. Lawrence County
    10. McKean County
    1. Mercer County
    2. Somerset County
    3. Venango County
    4. Warren County
    5. Washington County
    6. Westmoreland County
      OR
    7. West Virginia (any county)
      OR
    8. United Kingdom or Northern Ireland
  • Be pursuing a degree in Nursing
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

The 14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm Scholarship Fund

  • Resident of Westmoreland County (PA)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need is not required
  • Be considering a career within a military branch OR have a parent who is a veteran or in Army or Army Reserve active duty
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

The Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship Fund

  • Current undergraduate student residing in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Be pursuing a degree in Art or Art History
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

Vladimir R. Bakaleinikoff Memorial Fund

  • Current undergraduate student who graduated from a high school in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Be pursuing a degree in Music
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

Vocational Training Fund For Girls

  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate enrolled or plan to enroll at:
    1. An accredited career/technical school in the United States
      OR
    2. Point Park University
      OR
    3. Robert Morris University
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as female
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Wayne Rawley Fund

  • Graduating high school senior enrolled or plan to enroll at:
    1. Carnegie Mellon University
      OR
    2. The University of Pittsburgh
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • If the applicant pool allows, awards will be granted to an equal number of applicants from each university
  • Estimated eleven (11) awards will be granted

William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust

  • Resident of Allegheny County (PA)
  • Pursue a degree in Nursing (must be an accredited program)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to junior/senior level applicants in a four-year institution and second-year students in a two-year program
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as historically underserved students (American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, African, or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (or partial)
  • Estimated eight (8) awards will be granted

Wojdak Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate from a high school in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Awards

Total distribution and the amount of each award for each fund shall be determined by The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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

Depending on the fund, financial need may or may not be considered. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive specific awards.

If an award requires or prefers applicants who demonstrate financial need, a one-time honorarium award of $2,500 may be granted to those who do not demonstrate financial need or who do not provide financial information.

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.

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

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Please note – Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all of the above listed scholarships under the Allegheny Scholarship Programs.