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The Pittsburgh Foundation Community Programs
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2024 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 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 Community Programs.

Scholarships funds included in The Pittsburgh Foundation Community Programs Application:

  • African American Volkswagen Employees’ Scholarship Fund
  • Anna N. Dosen Serbian Educational Fund
  • Lillian Gorell Scholarship Fund
  • Marguerite Young Endowment Fund
  • Paul J. Baum Fund Scholarship
  • Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund

Applicants will apply to The Pittsburgh Foundation Community 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:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a graduating high school senior, current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Plan 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

*Certification program 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.
African American Volkswagen Employees’ Scholarship Fund 

  • Be a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as Black, African, or African American
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

Anna N. Dosen Serbian Educational Fund

  • Be pursuing a degree in Engineering or Health Sciences
  • Financial need is not required
  • Preference given to applicants of Serbian descent
  • Estimated five (5) awards will be granted

Lillian Gorell Scholarship Fund

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Financial need is not required
  • Plan to work and hold a career in the United States
  • Preference will be given to visually impaired students
  • Preference for students with an interest in the arts
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted
  • Award is renewable three (3) times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, based on maintaining a cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) and full-time enrollment.

Marguerite Young Endowment Fund

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited graduate program at a Protestant seminary as a master of Divinity candidate, preparing for full-time ministry and/or be a seminary intern working at a Protestant Church as a requirement for the degree program
  • Be pursuing a degree in Theology
  • Financial need is not required
  • Estimated four (4) awards will be granted

Paul J. Baum Fund Scholarship

  • Be a graduating high school senior, current undergraduate, or graduate student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be pursuing a degree in Music
  • Financial need is not required
  • Be an active participant in music program(s)
  • Estimated fifteen (15) awards will be granted

Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited graduate program of study
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be studying Art History or related field (i.e. museum work, conservation, or restoration)
  • Financial need is not required
  • Estimated four (4) awards will be granted

Awards

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

Awards may be renewable as specified.

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!

Please make sure to add studentsupport@scholarshipamerica.org as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.

Please note – Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all of the above listed scholarships under The Pittsburgh Foundation Community Programs.