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Pittsburgh Foundation Employer/Membership 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 the Pittsburgh Foundation Employer/Membership Programs application.

Scholarships funds included in the Pittsburgh Foundation Employer/Membership Programs:

  • Carroll A. Lambton Memorial Fund
  • Frank D. Di Cenzo and Mary Ciamacco Di Cenzo
  • Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • George & Dorothy Knedler Scholarship Fund
  • Martin J. Mitchell Scholarship Fund
  • Mervin Feldman Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • USS Pittsburgh Fund
  • Wallace E. Pavlick Scholarship Fund

Applicants will apply to the Pittsburgh Foundation Employer/Membership Programs application. 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 graduates or current college undergraduates or graduate-level students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

 

Carroll A. Lambton Memorial Fund 

  • Be a full time or part time employee or employee dependents of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) OR a member or a child of a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
  • Attend an institution of higher education as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be pursuing a career in Contracting or Procurement
  • Financial need not required
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • One (1) award of $5,000 will be granted

Frank D. Di Cenzo and Mary Ciamacco Di Cenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Reside in McKees Rocks or Kennedy Township, PA
  • Be high school seniors at Sto-Rox or Montour High School
  • Be a member of Kenmawr United Presbyterian Church
  • Be pursuing Teaching, Health, Law, Clergy, Law Enforcement, or Social Work
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in community activities
  • Four (4) awards of $2,500 will be granted

George & Dorothy Knedler Scholarship Fund

  • Be dependents of full-time or part-time benefited BNY Mellon employees whose salary is below the median level as determined by BNY Mellon and who work and reside in Allegheny County, PA
  • Be high school seniors
  • Reside in Allegheny County, PA for at least one year prior to the date of application.
  • Plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Renewable up to three years or until a master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and full-time parental employment
  • Three (3) awards of $5,000 will be granted

Martin J. Mitchell Scholarship Fund

  • Be an employee or former employee, or the child of an employee or former employee of Iron Age (Childs) Corporation
  • Recipients must plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college/university
  • Financial need not required
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Two (2) awards of $3,000 will be granted

Mervin Feldman Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Be a full time or part time employee of Green Oaks Country Club OR be a dependent of Green Oaks Country Club full time or part time employee
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • One (1) award of $2,394 will be granted

USS Pittsburgh Fund

  • Be full time or part time current or former crewmember of the USS Pittsburgh OR the dependent of a current or former crewmember
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Two (2) awards of $1,785 each will be granted

Wallace E. Pavlick Scholarship Fund

  • Be a member of the Parish of Triumph of the Holy Cross (Pleasant Hills, PA)
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need
  • Seven (7) awards of $2,500 will be granted

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 study only.

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.
  • Pages one and two of the most recently filed IRS 1040 tax form that was used to complete the financial information section. Please black out all social security numbers and bank account information.

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.

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 Employer/Membership Programs.