It’s no secret that a college education is costly. We want to make it as affordable as possible, and one way to do that is to provide ample scholarships for our students. Nearly all of the students who apply for financial aid --98.9%-- receive some kind of assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, work study, or undergraduate research funds. Endowed scholarships provide a means to help serve the needs of students and their families.
Over 200 endowed and annual donor scholarship funds provide an essential complement to other forms of financial aid. During 2014-2015, more than 563 donor scholarships were awarded, totaling more than $536,522. We hope to raise more money for endowed scholarships, the newly created Labor Scholarship and the International Travel Studies fund.
Labor Scholarship gives students opportunities to work on campus or in cooperative programs between the university and employers. The average debt a student faces after graduation is $21,695. By providing students with jobs, we can help reduce the financial burden they face when they graduate.
International Travel Studies fund will provide the much-needed financial assistance many students must have in order to travel abroad, which helps to augment their intellectual, professional and personal development and enhances their cross-cultural awareness and appreciation.
Donor Scholarship Luncheon
Our annual Donor Scholarship Luncheon each year is an opportunity for students to meet the donors of their scholarships and in some cases a family member, friend, or representative of the donor. The luncheon allows students the opportunity to personally say “thank you” to donors for making a difference in their educational journey at Pitt-Bradford.
For more information on establishing a scholarship, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.
“I value my education very, very deeply. I look forward to waking up every day and going to class and learning, especially because I know that not every young person has this opportunity like I do. Thanks to generous donors like you, my mind is more at ease when I think about paying for this wonderful education I am getting at Pitt-Bradford.”
Delaney Held, recipient of the Larry "Rock 'n' Roll!!!" Schardt Scholarship and the James D. Guelfi Scholarship and Endowment