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 provide ample scholarships for our students. Currently, more than 94% of students at the University receive some sort of financial aid. Endowed scholar-ships provide a means to help serve the needs of students and their families.
Over 190 endowed and annual donor scholarship funds provide an essential complement to other forms of financial aid. During 2012-2013, more than 490 donor scholarships were awarded, totaling more than $480,000. 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.
“The path to get where I am today has not been easy and will continue to become more difficult as I progress in my education. No matter the difficulty, the path will always be easier when help is given. Your generosity is much appreciated and will help relieve the financial strain that pursuing an education has placed upon me. I hope that someday I will be able to contribute to others that wish to improve themselves and the world around them the way you have helped me.”
Seth Habicht recipient of the PBAA/Dennis Lowery Scholarship and the Tullah Hanley Scholarship