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Pittsburgh Foundation Single Year Awards
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 Single Year Awards.

Scholarships funds included in the Pittsburgh Foundation Single Year Awards:

  • Abigail Noble Scholarship Fund
  • Alden H. and Mary G. Forbes Scholarship Fund
  • Anna M. Smith Art Scholarship Fund
  • Arthur Rupe Scholarship Fund
  • Bethel Park Kiwanis Scholarship Fund
  • Charles R. Frank Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Matthew R. Hadley Scholarship Fund
  • Eugene and Nell Petrucci Fund #1
  • Eugene and Nell Petrucci Madonna Scholarship Fund
  • Floyd L. Johnston Scholarship Fund
  • Fox Educational Fund
  • Frank A. Weidman Fund
  • Indiana Area High School Scholarship
  • James Anthony Tierney Scholarship Fund
  • Karen Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Klimenko Meshanko Memorial Scholarship Fund for Springdale High School
  • Luetta Johnston Scholarship Fund
  • Marilyn and Wayne Croushore Scholarship Fund
  • Marlene Keller Farkas Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mary Ruth Jeffrey Fund
  • McKeesport High School All Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • Monica Horak Schuckers Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • New Kensington-Arnold Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund
  • Paw Paw Scholarship Fund
  • Rick Keller Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Robert L. Vann Scholarship Fund
  • Sophie M. and John F. Yoney Scholarship Fund
  • Vandeventer Scholarship Fund
  • Walter Carlyle Shaw Scholarship Fund
  • William H. Feller and Edna B. Feller Scholarship Fund

Applicants will apply to the Pittsburgh Foundation Single Year Awards. 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 at an eligible high school OR Be past recipients of one of the named awards.
  • Belle Vernon High School, PA
  • Bethel Park High School, PA
  • Burgettstown High School, PA
  • Canon-McMillian High School, PA
  • Chartiers-Houston High School, PA
  • Charleroi High School, PA
  • Clairton City High School, PA
  • Cornerstone Mennonite School, PA
  • East Allegheny High School, PA
  • Fort Cherry High School, PA
  • Gateway High School, PA
  • Indiana Area High School, PA
  • Keystone Oaks High School, PA
  • Ligonier Valley High School, PA
  • Linden High School, NJ
  • Mars High School, PA
  • Madonna High School, WV
  • McKeesport Area High School, PA
  • Monessen High School, PA
  • Moon Area High School, PA
  • Mount Lebanon High School, PA
  • North Hills High School, PA
  • Northgate High School, PA
  • Pine-Richland High School, PA
  • Paw Paw High School, WV
  • Peters Township High School, PA
  • Penn Hills High School, PA
  • any Pittsburgh Public School District High School, PA
  • Polo High School, IL
  • Ringgold High School, PA
  • Tri-State Christian Academy, MD
  • South Allegheny, PA
  • Sto-Rox High School, PA
  • Steel Valley High School, PA
  • Springdale High School, PA
  • Shaler Area High School, PA
  • South Park High School, PA
  • South Fayette High School, PA
  • Valley High School, PA
  • Upper St. Clair High School, PA
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two– or four–year college, university or a vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year*
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

*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. 

 

Abigail Noble Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors that completed their junior/senior years at Ligonier Valley High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Recipients must be pursuing a Nursing degree
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference will be given to students who plan to attend an accredited church-related college and who display leadership and character
  • One (1) award of $3,285 will be granted

Alden H. and Mary G. Forbes Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at North Hills High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Recipients must be pursuing a degree in Science
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university in Allegheny County
  • One (1) award of $4,234 will be granted

Anna M. Smith Art Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Keystone Oaks High School, McKeesport Area High School, Shaler High School, South Park High School, or Upper St. Clair High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Pursue a degree or studies in visual art
  • Five (5) awards of up to $3,389 will be granted. If the applicant pool allows, one award will be granted to a recipient from each high school

Arthur Rupe Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at McKeesport Area High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Three (3)  awards of $2,000 will be granted

Bethel Park Kiwanis Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Bethel Park High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • One (1) award of $1,122 will be granted

Charles R. Frank Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Northgate High School
  • Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • One (1) award of $1,099 will be granted

Dr. Matthew R. Hadley Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at McKeesport Area High School, Clairton City High School, Steel Valley High School, South Allegheny High School or East Allegheny High School
  • Recipients must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a four–year college or university
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership, community volunteerism, and community involvement
  • One (1) award of $1,117 will be granted

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Fund #1

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Burgettstown High School, Fort Cherry High School, South Fayette High School, Tri-State Christian Academy, or Cornerstone Mennonite School
  • Five (5) awards of $1,584 will be granted. If the applicant pool allows, one award will be granted to a recipient from each high school

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Madonna Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Madonna High School
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a four–year college or university
  • Three (3) awards of up to $2,500 will be granted

Floyd L. Johnston Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Pine-Richland High School or Mars High School
  • Be a student who attended Pine-Richland High School or Mars High School for at least their sophomore, junior, and senior years
  • Recipients must have a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must be pursuing a Business Administration Degree
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference will be given to applicants who have been involved in school activities, community activities, and/or have been employed
  • Five (5) awards of $1,091 will be granted. If the applicant pool allows awards will be granted evenly to recipients at each high school.

Fox Educational Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Ringgold High School, Monessen High School, Charleroi High School or Belle Vernon High School
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Four (4) awards of $2,170 will be granted

Frank A. Weidman Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at a Pittsburgh Public High School, PA
  • Recipients must be pursuing a degree in Arts or Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology)
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • One (1) award of $1,293 will be granted

Indiana Area High School Scholarship

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Indiana Area High School
  • One (1) award of $2,119 will be granted

James Anthony Tierney Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Sto-Rox High School
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference may be given to an applicant from the high school football team
  • One (1) award of $3,378 will be granted

Karen Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Moon Area High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Recipients must be pursuing a Nursing degree
  • Recipients must have a 3.25 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • One (1) award of $1,299 will be granted

Klimenko Meshanko Memorial Scholarship Fund for Springdale High School

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Springdale High School
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • Awards ranging in the amount of $2,500 to $8,000 will be granted. Number of awards will be based on how many eligible applications are received

Applicants will apply to the Pittsburgh Foundation Single Year Awards. 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 at an eligible high school OR Be past recipients of one of the named awards.
  • Belle Vernon High School, PA
  • Bethel Park High School, PA
  • Burgettstown High School, PA
  • Canon-McMillian High School, PA
  • Chartiers-Houston High School, PA
  • Charleroi High School, PA
  • Clairton City High School, PA
  • Cornerstone Mennonite School, PA
  • East Allegheny High School, PA
  • Fort Cherry High School, PA
  • Gateway High School, PA
  • Indiana Area High School, PA
  • Keystone Oaks High School, PA
  • Ligonier Valley High School, PA
  • Linden High School, NJ
  • Mars High School, PA
  • Madonna High School, WV
  • McKeesport Area High School, PA
  • Monessen High School, PA
  • Moon Area High School, PA
  • Mount Lebanon High School, PA
  • North Hills High School, PA
  • Northgate High School, PA
  • Pine-Richland High School, PA
  • Paw Paw High School, WV
  • Peters Township High School, PA
  • Penn Hills High School, PA
  • any Pittsburgh Public School District High School, PA
  • Polo High School, IL
  • Ringgold High School, PA
  • Tri-State Christian Academy, MD
  • South Allegheny, PA
  • Sto-Rox High School, PA
  • Steel Valley High School, PA
  • Springdale High School, PA
  • Shaler Area High School, PA
  • South Park High School, PA
  • South Fayette High School, PA
  • Valley High School, PA
  • Upper St. Clair High School, PA
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two– or four–year college, university or a vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year*
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

*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. 

 

Luetta Johnston Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors or past graduates at Polo High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Recipients must be pursuing a degree in Natural Science (astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics), Medicine (all medical-related degrees/careers) or Engineering
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • One (1) award of $1,849 will be granted

Marilyn and Wayne Croushore Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Penn Hills High School
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Four (3) awards of up to $2,500 will be granted

Marlene Keller Farkas Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at McKeesport Area High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate community service
  • One (1) award of $1,304 will be granted

Mary Ruth Jeffrey Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Shaler Area High School
  • One (1) award of $1,926 will be granted

McKeesport High School All Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at McKeesport Area High School
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • One (1) award of $2,368

Monica Horak Schuckers Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Gateway High School
  • Recipients must be pursuing a Nursing degree
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • One (1) award of $973 will be granted

New Kensington-Arnold Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Valley High School
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference will also be given to applicants who are involved in extracurricular activities outside of school
  • One (1) award of $2,405 will be granted

Paw Paw Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Paw Paw High School, WV (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • One (1) award of $1,133 will be granted

Rick Keller Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at McKeesport Area High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Recipients must be pursuing a degree in Healthcare
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference will be given to applicants who show community service
  • One (1) award of $1,805 will be granted

Robert L. Vann Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at a Pittsburgh Public High School, PA (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as Black or African American
  • Awards ranging in the amount of $2,500 to $3,000 will be granted. Number of awards will be based on how many eligible applications are received.

Sophie M. and John F. Yoney Scholarship Fund

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Chartiers-Houston High School, Peters Township High School, Canon-McMillian High School
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • Five (5) awards of $2,500 will be granted. If the applicant pool allows, awards will be granted as follows;
    • Peters Township HS: 1 student
    • Canon-McMillian HS: 3 students (1 Cecil Township, 1 North Strabane, 1 Borough of Canonsburg)
    • Chartiers-Houston HS: 1 student

Vandeventer Scholarship Fund 

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Linden High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • One (1) award of up to $3,086 will be granted

Walter Carlyle Shaw Scholarship Fund 

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at McKeesport Area High School (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • Recipients must be pursuing a degree or studies in the medical field, inclusive of Veterinarian Science
  • Recipients must be planning to attend a two– or four–year college or university
  • Four (4) awards of $2,500 will be granted

William H. Feller and Edna B. Feller Scholarship Fund 

  • Recipients must be high school seniors at Linden High School, NJ (or be a previous recipient of this award)
  • One (1) award of $3,149 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 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.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

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.

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 Single Year Awards.