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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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 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:
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.