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The Pittsburgh Foundation College/County Renewable Awards
Application status: Closed

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 Renewable Awards.

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

  • Education Opportunity Fund
  • Gladys R. and Charles E. Yost Memorial Fund
  • Joseph F. Mulach, Jr. and Louisa A. Mulach Scholarship Fund
  • Marilyn M. Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mon Valley Scholarship Fund
  • Robert R. Heaton Scholarship Fund
  • Westmoreland Education Fund
  • William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicants will apply to The Pittsburgh Foundation College/County Renewable 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 Allegheny County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, or the Mon Valley region of Pittsburgh
    OR
    Be enrolled in or plan to enroll in Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, Seton Hill University, or The University of Pittsburgh

*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. 

Education Opportunity Fund

  • Be a resident of Allegheny County (PA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • 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 are first-generation college students
  • Renewable three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated four (4) awards will be granted

Gladys R. and Charles E. Yost Memorial Fund

  • Graduating high school senior enrolled or plan to enroll at Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, or The University of Pittsburgh
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • 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)
  • If the applicant pool allows, at least one award will be granted to a recipient attending each university
  • Renewable three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated four (4) award will be granted

Joseph F. Mulach, Jr. and Louisa A. Mulach Scholarship Fund

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at:
    • Carlow University
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Chatham University
    • Seton Hill University
    • The University of Pittsburgh
  • Pursue a degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Genetic Research
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to female applicants
  • Renewable three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated one (1) awards will be granted

Marilyn M. Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Be a resident of Butler County (PA), but may attend school elsewhere
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable three times or until a master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

Mon Valley Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior, current undergraduate, or graduate student and a resident of the
    Mon Valley region of Pittsburgh:
  • Braddock
  • Braddock Hills
  • Chalfant
  • Clairton
  • Dravosburg
  • Duquesne
  • East McKeesport
  • East Pittsburgh
  • Elizabeth Borough
  • Elizabeth Township
  • Forest Hills
  • Forward
  • Glassport
  • Homestead
  • Jefferson Hills
  • Liberty
  • Lincoln
  • McKeesport
  • Monroeville
  • Munhall
  • North Braddock
  • North Versailles
  • Penn Hills
  • Pitcairn
  • Port Vue
  • Rankin
  • South Versailles
  • Swissvale
  • Turtle Creek
  • Versailles
  • Wall
  • West Elizabeth
  • West Homestead
  • West Mifflin
  • Whitaker
  • White Oak
  • Wilkins
  • Wilmerding
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated one (1) awards will be granted

Robert R. Heaton Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate from a Butler County (PA) high school:
    • Allegheny-Clarion Valley Jr./Sr. High School
    • Butler Senior High School
    • Center Avenue Community School
    • Freeport Area Senior High School
    • Karns City Junior-Senior High School
    • Mars Area High School
    • Moniteau Junior Senior High School
    • Seneca Valley High School
    • Slippery Rock High School
    • Knoch High School
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated four (4) awards will be granted

Westmoreland Education Fund

  • Be a resident of Westmoreland County (PA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who are first generation college students
  • Renewable three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Be a resident of Allegheny County (PA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to Lutheran applicants
  • Renewable three times or until a master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Estimated nine (9) awards will be granted

Awards

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

Awards are renewable three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned (or as specified otherwise), whichever occurs first, based on maintaining a cumulative 2.5 GPA, on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and full-time enrollment.

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

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.

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

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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.