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Pittsburgh Foundation Community Programs
Application status: Closed

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.

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Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all the scholarship funds under 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
  • Byron K. Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • C. A. Ensign Fund
  • Charles D. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Clara Williams Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Dorothy & Richard Barr Westmoreland County High School Scholarship Fund
  • Frank J. and Cecilia Walker Fund
  • Frederick V. Hoyet Sr. & Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Marguerite Young Endowment Fund
  • Melville Alexander Eberhardt Memorial Fund
  • Paul J. Baum Fund Scholarship
  • Pittsburgh Jazz Society/Howard Gendell M.D. Scholarship Endowment
  • Samuel J. Goldstein, Esquire Scholarship Fund
  • The 14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm Scholarship Fund
  • Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund
  • Wayne Rawley 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. Only one application is needed:

  • Be high school seniors or current college undergraduates or graduate-level students
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a 2.0 GPA (or equivalent) or higher

*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. 

 

African American Volkswagen Employees’ Scholarship Fund 

  • Be high school seniors or current undergraduates
  • Self-identify as Black or African American
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Four (4) awards of $2,500 will be granted

Anna N. Dosen Serbian Educational Fund

  • Be of Serbian descent
  • Be pursuing an Engineering or Health Sciences
  • Financial need not required
  • Six (6) awards of $2,500 will be granted

Byron K. Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in Wayne County
  • Be high school seniors at Hagerstown High School
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to applicants in the top 15% of the graduating class
  • One (1) award of $2,417 will be granted

C. A. Ensign Fund

  • Reside in Newton Falls, OH
  • Be high school seniors at Newton Falls High School
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as historically underserved students (Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; or American Indian or Alaska Native)
  • Preference will be given to those who display special talent or interest in the field of English and/or Journalism
  • One (1) award of $2,352 will be granted

Charles D. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in Westmoreland County, PA
  • Be high school seniors at Penn Trafford High School
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Financial need not required
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate active community service experience
  • Two (2) awards of $2,500 will be granted

Clara Williams Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in Duquesne, PA
  • Be high school seniors at East Allegheny High School or West Mifflin High School
  • Planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college/university
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • One (1) award of $1,252 will be granted

Dorothy & Richard Barr Westmoreland County High School Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in Westmoreland County, PA
  • Be high school seniors
  • Have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Financial need is not required
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants who show community leadership
  • Two (2) awards of $2,500 each will be granted

Frank J. and Cecilia Walker Fund

  • Be high school seniors who reside in Alle-Kiski Valley, PA
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Five (5) awards of $2,500 will be granted

Frederick V. Hoyet Sr. & Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in Westmoreland County, PA
  • Be high school seniors at Penn-Trafford High School
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Be pursuing a degree or studies in Engineering, Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, Biological Sciences, Fine Arts, English/Literature, Humanities, Environmental or Conservation Studies
  • Financial need not required
  • One (1) award of $4,120 will be granted

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. Only one application is needed:

  • Be high school seniors or current college undergraduates or graduate-level students
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a 2.0 GPA (or equivalent) or higher

*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. 

 

Marguerite Young Endowment Fund

  • Be a current graduate student studying Theology
  • Financial need not required
  • Four (4) awards of up to $1,500 will be granted

Melville Alexander Eberhardt Memorial Fund

  • Recipients must be Pennsylvania residents
  • Recipients must be high school seniors
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Eight (8) awards of $2,500 each will be granted

Paul J. Baum Fund Scholarship

  • Be pursuing music and actively participate in a music program
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Financial need not required
  • Nine (9) awards of $5,000 will be granted

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

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be studying Jazz Music
  • Recipients must plan to attend Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, or University of Pittsburgh
  • Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Financial need not required
  • One (1) award of $2,867

Samuel J. Goldstein, Esquire Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland County, PA
  • Attend or plan to attend an accredited law school in Pennsylvania
  • Need to have a recommendation from a Law school faculty member
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants with Jewish Faith
  • One(1) award of $3,628 will be granted

The 14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in Westmoreland County, PA
  • Be high school seniors at a Westmoreland County High School
  • Be considering a career within a military branch or have a parent who is a veteran or active Army or Army Reserve
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Financial need is not required
  • One (1) award of $2,064 will be granted

Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be current graduate students
  • Be studying Art History
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Have a recommendation from Art History faculty member or Dean of students
  • Financial need is not required
  • Five (5) awards of $2,500 will be granted

Wayne Rawley Fund

  • Be high school seniors
  • Recipients must plan to attend Carnegie Mellon University or the University of Pittsburgh
  • Be pursuing Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • If the applicant pool allows, up to ten (10) awards ranging from $5,000 to $8,000 will be granted to applicants from each university.

Awards

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 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, 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:

  • 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.

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.

If you would like to be considered for the Samuel J. Goldstein, Esquire Scholarship Fund, your online recommendation must be completed by a Law school faculty member.

If you would like to be considered for the Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund, your online recommendation must be completed by an Art History faculty member or Dean of Students. 

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

For additional scholarship resources and opportunities through the Pittsburgh Foundation, please visit:

The Pittsburgh Foundation Website

The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Search Page

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

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