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:
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:
*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
Anna N. Dosen Serbian Educational Fund
Lillian Gorell Scholarship Fund
Marguerite Young Endowment Fund
Paul J. Baum Fund Scholarship
Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund
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.
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:
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:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.
For additional scholarship resources and opportunities through The Pittsburgh Foundation, please visit: