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.
Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all the scholarship funds under the Allegheny Scholarship Programs.
Scholarships funds included in the Allegheny Scholarship Programs Application:
Applicants will apply to the Allegheny Scholarship Programs. 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:
*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
Charles ‘Chubby’ Brown Memorial Fund
Comptaro, Elden, Lewis Combined Scholarship Funds
East Allegheny Student Aid Scholarship Fund
Edward and Dorothy Livingston Fund
Freda Gray Charitable Fund
Katherine and Emma Uhlinger Trust Fund
Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion Fund
The Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship Fund
Unknown Donor Scholarship Fund
Vladimir R. Bakaleinikoff Memorial Fund
Vocational Training Fund For Girls
William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust
Wojdak Scholarship Fund
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 study only.
All applicants will be notified in late June.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Pittsburgh Foundation. Payment is made in early August.
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.
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. 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:
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.
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.