In an effort to help families cover the cost of college education, Pitt-Bradford will
adjust its criteria to enable more full-time freshmen and transfer students
entering Pitt-Bradford in Fall 2013 to qualify for merit scholarships.
Full-time freshman commuter students
enrolling in fall 2013 with an SAT of 930 or higher (math and critical reading
only) and high school grade-point average of 2.5 or higher will qualify for a
$2,000 merit scholarship.
In-state transfer students enrolling
in fall 2013 with a 2.50 GPA and 12 credits from another institution will
qualify for a $3,000 merit scholarship, if living on campus, or $1,000, if
commuting. The criteria for these awards are different from those applied in previous
years and only apply for students entering Pitt-Bradford in fall 2013.
“We’re very mindful of the struggles
families in our region and beyond experience as they strive to keep up with the
rising cost of a college education,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president.
“Providing substantial merit
scholarships is one of many ways in which we continue to make our high quality
education accessible to low- and moderate-income families.”
Merit scholarships are provided to
students at the time of admission and are independent of any other financial
aid they may receive.
Eligibility for scholarships is
determined by the offices of admissions and financial aid, but general awards
are as follows:
New full-time Pennsylvania freshmen
living on campus can receive $5,500 to $6,000 per year for four years; and new
full-time out-of-state freshmen living on campus can receive $11,500 per year
for four years.
New out-of-state transfer students
may receive up to $9,500 per year for four years, while new out-of-state
freshmen commuters can receive $8,000 per year for four years.
For more information on
Pitt-Bradford merit scholarships or financial aid, contact the Office of
Admissions at (814)362-7555 or the Office of Financial Aid at (814)362-7550.