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The Pittsburgh Foundation Single Year Awards
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time

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 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
  • Alexander Moreland Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Anna M. Smith Art Scholarship Fund
  • Arthur Rupe Scholarship Fund
  • Bethel Park Kiwanis Scholarship Fund
  • Betty Lou Sundermann Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Byron K. Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • C. A. Ensign Fund
  • Charles ‘Chubby’ Brown Memorial Fund
  • Charles D. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Charles R. Frank Scholarship Fund
  • Clara Williams Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Dennis and Irene Wilps Condie Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Matthew R. Hadley Scholarship Fund
  • East Allegheny Student Aid 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
  • Frank J. and Cecilia Walker Fund
  • Frederick V. Hoyet Sr. & Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Indiana Area High School Scholarship
  • James Anthony Tierney Scholarship Fund
  • Karen Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Katherine and Emma Uhlinger Trust Fund
  • Luetta Johnston 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
  • Sophie M. and John F. Yoney Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund
  • Unknown Donor Scholarship Fund
  • Vandeventer Scholarship Fund
  • Walter Carlyle Shaw Scholarship Fund
  • We Are FR 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 a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a graduating high school senior from:
  • Indiana
    • Hagerstown High School, IN
  • Illinois
    • Polo High School, IL
  • Maryland
    • Tri-State Christian Academy, MD
  • New Jersey
    • Linden High School, NJ
  • Ohio
    • Newton Falls High School, Newton Falls, OH
  • Pennsylvania
    • Belle Vernon High School, PA
    • Bethel Park High School, PA
    • Burgettstown High School, PA
    • Canon-McMillian High School, PA
    • Charleroi High School, PA
    • Chartiers-Houston High School, PA
    • Clairton City High School, PA
    • Cornerstone Mennonite School, PA
    • East Allegheny High School, PA
    • Fort Cherry High School, PA
    • Franklin Regional High School, PA
    • Gateway High School, PA
    • Greensburg Salem High School, PA
    • Indiana Area High School, PA
    • Keystone Oaks High School, PA
    • Ligonier Valley High School, PA
    • Mars High School, PA
    • McKeesport Area High School, PA
    • Monessen High School, PA
    • Moon Area High School, PA
    • North Hills High School, PA
    • Northgate High School, PA
    • Penn Trafford High School, PA
    • Peters Township High School, PA
    • Pine-Richland High School, PA
    • any Pittsburgh Public School
    • Ringgold High School, PA
    • Shaler Area High School, PA
    • South Allegheny, PA
    • South Fayette High School, PA
    • South Park High School, PA
    • Springdale High School, PA
    • Steel Valley High School, PA
    • Sto-Rox High School, PA
    • Thomas Jefferson High School, PA
    • Upper St. Clair High School,PA
    • Valley High School, PA
    • West Mifflin High School, PA
    • Yough High School, Herminie, PA
  • West Virginia
    • Madonna High School,WV
    • Paw Paw High School,WV
  • Be enrolled in or plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college/university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year*
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), unless specified otherwise.

*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

  • Graduating high school senior at Ligonier Valley High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in Nursing
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited church-related college and who display leadership and character
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Alden H. and Mary G. Forbes Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at North Hills High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in Science (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Alexander Moreland Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Greensburg Salem High School, Greensburg (PA)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to a well-rounded student, as defined by being involved in a variety of activities, such athletics, the arts, community service, clubs and organizations, spiritual life, and/or employment
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Anna M. Smith Art Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at:
    • Keystone Oaks High School (PA)
    • McKeesport Area High School (PA)
    • Shaler High School (PA)
    • South Park High School (PA)
    • Upper St. Clair High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in Visual Arts
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • If the applicant pool and funds allow, at least one (1) award will be granted to a recipient from each high school
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Arthur Rupe Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at McKeesport Area High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated four (4) awards will be granted

Bethel Park Kiwanis Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Bethel Park High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Betty Lou Sundermann Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at any Pittsburgh Public High School (PA)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference to applicants who self-identify as Black, African, or African American
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Byron K. Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown (IN)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

C. A. Ensign Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Newton Falls High School, Newton Falls (OH)
  • Preference will be given to those who display special talent or interest in the field of English and/or Journalism
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as historically underserved students (American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, African, or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (or partial)
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Charles ‘Chubby’ Brown Memorial Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Shaler Area High School (PA)
  • Be pursuing a degree in:
    • Education or Teaching
    • Healthcare
    • Policing/ Law Enforcement/ Criminal Justice
    • Social Work
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as historically underserved students (American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, African, or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (or partial)
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Charles D. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Penn Trafford High School (PA)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need is not required
  • Preference given to applicants with demonstrated community service
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Charles R. Frank Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Northgate High School (PA)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Clara Williams Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at East Allegheny High School (PA) or West Mifflin High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Dennis and Irene Wilps Condie Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Yough High School, Herminie (PA)
  • Preference for 3.5-3.8 GPA
  • Be pursuing a degree in a STEM field
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Have demonstrated civic engagement through volunteer work in their community, church, school or through a charity/nonprofit organization
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Dr. Matthew R. Hadley Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at:
    • Clairton City High School (PA)
    • East Allegheny High School (PA)
    • McKeesport Area High School (PA)
    • South Allegheny High School (PA)
    • Steel Valley High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate leadership, community volunteerism, and community involvement
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

East Allegheny Student Aid Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at East Allegheny High School (PA)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Fund #1

  • Graduating high school senior at:
    • Burgettstown High School (PA)
    • Cornerstone Mennonite School (PA)
    • Fort Cherry High School (PA)
    • South Fayette High School (PA)
    • Tri-State Christian Academy (MD)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • If the applicant pool and funds allow, at least one award will be granted to a recipient from each high school
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

Eugene and Nell Petrucci Madonna Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Madonna High School (WV)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Floyd L. Johnston Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Mars High School (PA) or Pine-Richland High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in Business Administration or Business-related fields of study
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who have been involved in school activities, community activities, and/or have been employed
  • If the applicant pool allows, awards will be granted evenly to recipients at each high school.
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Fox Educational Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at:
    • Belle Vernon High School (PA)
    • Charleroi High School (PA)
    • Monessen High School (PA)
    • Ringgold High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (preferred)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

Frank A. Weidman Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at any Pittsburgh Public High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Be pursuing a degree in the Arts or Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Frank J. and Cecilia Walker Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Springdale High School (PA)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated five (5) awards will be granted

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

  • Graduating high school senior at Penn Trafford High School (PA)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be pursuing a degree in:
    • Biological Sciences
    • Criminal Justice
    • Criminology
    • Engineering
    • English/Literature
    • Environmental or Conservation Studies
    • Fine Arts
    • Healthcare
    • Humanities
    • Law
  • Financial need is not required
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

Indiana Area High School Scholarship

  • Graduating high school senior at Indiana Area High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

James Anthony Tierney Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Sto-Rox High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants from the high school football team
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Karen Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Moon Area High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in Nursing
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Katherine and Emma Uhlinger Trust Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Springdale High School, Springdale (PA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated two (2) awards will be granted

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 a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a graduating high school senior from:
  • Indiana
    • Hagerstown High School, IN
  • Illinois
    • Polo High School, IL
  • Maryland
    • Tri-State Christian Academy, MD
  • New Jersey
    • Linden High School, NJ
  • Ohio
    • Newton Falls High School, Newton Falls, OH
  • Pennsylvania
    • Belle Vernon High School, PA
    • Bethel Park High School, PA
    • Burgettstown High School, PA
    • Canon-McMillian High School, PA
    • Charleroi High School, PA
    • Chartiers-Houston High School, PA
    • Clairton City High School, PA
    • Cornerstone Mennonite School, PA
    • East Allegheny High School, PA
    • Fort Cherry High School, PA
    • Franklin Regional High School, PA
    • Gateway High School, PA
    • Greensburg Salem High School, PA
    • Indiana Area High School, PA
    • Keystone Oaks High School, PA
    • Ligonier Valley High School, PA
    • Mars High School, PA
    • McKeesport Area High School, PA
    • Monessen High School, PA
    • Moon Area High School, PA
    • North Hills High School, PA
    • Northgate High School, PA
    • Penn Trafford High School, PA
    • Peters Township High School, PA
    • Pine-Richland High School, PA
    • any Pittsburgh Public School
    • Ringgold High School, PA
    • Shaler Area High School, PA
    • South Allegheny, PA
    • South Fayette High School, PA
    • South Park High School, PA
    • Springdale High School, PA
    • Steel Valley High School, PA
    • Sto-Rox High School, PA
    • Thomas Jefferson High School, PA
    • Upper St. Clair High School,PA
    • Valley High School, PA
    • West Mifflin High School, PA
    • Yough High School, Herminie, PA
  • West Virginia
    • Madonna High School,WV
    • Paw Paw High School,WV
  • Be enrolled in or plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college/university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year*
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), unless specified otherwise.

*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

  • Graduating high school senior at Polo High School, Polo (IL)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in:
    • Science (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics)
    • Medicine (all medical-related degrees/careers)
    • Engineering
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Marlene Keller Farkas Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at McKeesport Area High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants with demonstrated community service
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Mary Ruth Jeffery Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Shaler Area High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

McKeesport High School All Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at McKeesport Area High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Monica Horak Schuckers Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Gateway High School (PA)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be pursuing a degree in Nursing
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

New Kensington-Arnold Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Valley High School (PA)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who are involved in extracurricular activities
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Paw Paw Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Paw Paw High School (WV)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Rick Keller Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at McKeesport Area High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in Healthcare
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants with demonstrated community service
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Sophie M. and John F. Yoney Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at:
    • Canon-McMillian High School (PA)
    • Chartiers-Houston High School (PA)
    • Peters Township High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • If the applicant pool and funds allow, 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
  • Estimated four (4) awards will be granted

Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Thomas Jefferson High School (PA)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need is not required
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Unknown Donor Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at any Pittsburgh Public High School (PA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to applicants who self-identify as female
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

Vandeventer Scholarship Fund 

  • Graduating high school senior at Linden High School (NJ)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Walter Carlyle Shaw Scholarship Fund 

  • Graduating high school senior at McKeesport Area High School (PA)
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in any medical field, including Veterinary Science
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated three (3) awards will be granted

We Are FR Scholarship Fund

  • Graduating high school senior at Franklin Regional High School (PA)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

William H. Feller and Edna B. Feller Scholarship Fund 

  • Graduating high school senior at Linden High School (NJ)
  • Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Estimated one (1) award will be granted

Awards

Total distribution and the amount of each award for each fund shall be determined by The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate 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

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:

  • 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.

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

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Please note – Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all of the above listed scholarships under The Pittsburgh Foundation Single Year Awards.