Merit scholarships increased for some incoming students

In a continuing effort to help families cover the cost of college education, Pitt-Bradford has increased the amount of merit aid some in-state and transfer students will receive. 

            The awards are provided to students at the time of their admission based on SAT and ACT scores, high school grades and whether or not they plan to live on campus. These awards are independent of whether they may qualify for additional, need-based aid.

            In Fall 2014, full-time freshmen who are Pennsylvania residents and plan to live on campus and who meet the academic criteria will receive an award of $6,000 per year, up $500 from the current academic year. If they continue to meet academic criteria and live on campus for four years, they can receive a total of $24,000.

            Students transferring from the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville who meet the criteria and plan to live on campus will also have their award increased from $5,500 to $6,000 per year.          Other transfer students from two-year colleges who are in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will also have $500 added to their merit award.

            Eligibility for scholarships is determined by the offices of admissions and financial aid, but general awards are as follows:

            New full-time Pennsylvania freshmen with an SAT of 930 or higher (math and critical reading only) or ACT of 20 or higher, and a high school GPA of at least 2.5 and living on campus can receive $6,000 per year for four years, and commuter students can receive $2,000 per year for four years. New full-time out-of-state freshmen meeting the same criteria and living on campus can receive $11,500 per year for four years, off-setting the higher out-of-state tuition.

            New out-of-state transfer students who live on campus 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.

--30--