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Ready to Succeed Scholarship

For the first time this school year, a Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program will be available for college students attending private and public schools in Pennsylvania. The state has allocated $5 million in the budget for the merit-based scholarship, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be administering the program.

To qualify, students must have completed at least one academic year - defined as having earned at least 24 semester credits - have at least a 3.25 GPA and family income cannot exceed $110,000. Students who receive needs-based scholarships are eligible as well. A full-time student can receive up to $2,000 and part-time students can get up to $1,000. The minimum award is $500. The scholarship can be used toward tuition, books, living expenses, fees or supplies.

PHEAA will forward the colleges and universities a roster of students who qualify for the grants based on income, and it will be up to the schools to certify a student’s academic eligibility. Colleges are able to start nominating students now and applications will need to be submitted by September 15th. The state will notify students between mid-October and November if they have received an award.

There is no limit for how many students a school can nominate and awards will be given out on a first come, first served basis. In Pennsylvania, with nearly 700,000 college students, PHEAA estimates tens of thousands of students will qualify for these grants, but expects about 3,600 students will actually receive an award based on the low state allocation for this program.

Students should be doing everything possible to lower their college debt and I am pleased the Commonwealth has introduced another resource for those looking to continue their education after high school. Oftentimes, middle income students do not qualify for state grants because there are other students in more financially desperate situations. The Ready to Succeed Scholarships offer these middle income students a new opportunity for financial freedom.

To learn more about if you are eligible for one of these scholarships or how to apply, please contact your college or university’s Financial Aid Office.

Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation has a tremendous website that serves as a portal for a large number of scholarships offered to Allegheny county residents. This site is HIGHLY recommended. Create an account and see which scholarships are available to you and apply right through the website.
 
 
 
When you create an account you will see a list of scholarships available to you.
 

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships are awarded to students through either the Army, Air Force, or Navy.  Students receive full-tuition scholarships in exchange for an 8 year committment (4 of which during college) to a specific branch. Certain schools and programs are eligible for ROTC scholarships.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
 

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

CollegeBoard is offering opportunity scholarships. Learn more here: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/ The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action
  1. 1. Build Your College List: $500

    Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in. 

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  2. 2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

    Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day. 

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  3. 3. Improve Your Score: $2,000

    Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. 

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  4. 4. Strengthen Your College List: $500

    Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools. 

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  5. 5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000

    Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. 

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  6. 6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

    Apply to the schools you want to attend. 

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    7. Complete Your Journey: $40,000

    Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. 

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NROTC Scholarship

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) offers a $180,000 Scholarship opportunity.   For more information, see the scholarship binder in the Guidance Office or at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.aspx

Army Minuteman Scholarship

The U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship was introduced in 2015 to enhance the Army Reserve's ability to recruit highly qualified cadets every year. All qualified applicants for ROTC scholarships may apply for consideration for the 4-year Minuteman Scholarship. Each Army Reserve major subordinate command (MSC) had the ability to award four Minuteman Scholarships per year. 

The Minuteman Scholarship covers full tuition and fees (uncapped) or $10,000 per year toward room and board at any college or university served by an Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) program. Scholarship recipients also receive a yearly book allowance of $1,200 and a monthly stipend from $300 to $500 while attending the school depending on their year inn the ROTC Program. 

For more information on the Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship, visit usar.army.mil/MinutemanScholarship or contact 
SFC Soto, Carlos
Station Commander
South Hills U.S. Army Career Center
412-268-0182
[email protected] 

The Brian Bayich Memorial Scholarship

The Brian Bayich Memorial Scholarship, established by his family, honors the life of Thomas Jefferson graduate Brian Bayich (TJHS Class of 1997). Brian used his skills as a chef to bring joy and happiness to the lives of all who gathered together. Brian was a wonderful son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend and is dearly missed by all. The $500 financial award will be given to a TJ senior who plans to attend either a two-year or four-year college or university and intends to major in hospitality or culinary arts. The application deadline has been extended! Anyone who qualifies should apply.


https://thebrianbayichmemorialscholars.godaddysites.com/

Perryman Family Foundation Scholarship

The Perryman Family Foundation is a local scholarship! The deadline is March 30th. You could be eligible for up to $25,000. They're looking to award 8-10 scholarships this spring!

Quick Facts:
Applications Dates: February 1st - March 30th
How to Apply: Online through our website
Website: https://perrymanfoundation.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 724-503-5060
College Majors: Engineering, Math, Metals, Technology
Trade School Programs: Welding, Machine Shop, Mechatronics (or similar), Networking, Automation, or a technology based program.
Award Range: $5,000 - $25,000, renewable up to 5 years
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, within 150 miles of Houston, PA, video, essay


Full list of requirements:
https://perrymanfoundation.org/requirements/


We are a scholarship foundation, based south of Pittsburgh, that is dedicated to rewarding hard-working students pursuing post-secondary education and who hope to apply their education to make a difference in the world.  In our 6th year of operation we currently support 31 scholarship students and are hoping to add an additional 8-10 scholars in 2021.  Our GPA requirement is a 3.0 and we strive look beyond grade point averages and traditional activities to reward motivation. 

Scholarship Information for Black Students

The team at Study.com believes that everyone should be able to afford to pursue a college education. In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to reaffirm our goal of making education accessible for everyone by highlighting our recently updated Financial Aid and Scholarship Guide for Black Students which offers in-depth information in several areas, including:

  • Changes to FAFSA and financial aid as well as financial relief for HBCUs resulting from the new COVID-19 stimulus bill
  • Information on finding and applying for scholarships with a list of scholarships for black students
  • Information on HBCUs and why they're important, and scholarships for those looking to attend an HBCU
  • Organizations and resources that are helpful for Black students and students of color
  • Information on Apple’s new $25 million investment in resources and scholarships for students at HBCUs

Tuition Funding Sources

Tuition Funding Sourcesis a national website that allows you to enter criteria and learn about different scholarships for which you might be eligible.Tuition Funding Sources

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Tip - Don’t be afraid to apply for scholarships that require essays!  Too often students don’t want to write essays, so there ends up being a ton of money left on the table for those scholarships that require essays!