Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Scholarship

Two years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation expanded its scholarship program for students who attend all Pittsburgh Public Schools and districts in outlying areas, including Allegheny County. The Penguins Foundation has awarded a total of 53 scholarships since 2014. High school seniors are chosen based on their academic achievement, community service, and participation in school activities.Each Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Scholarship is valued at $1,500 for the first year of a student's college career. An additional $1,000 may be awarded for the student's second year of college if a 3.0 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 24 credit hours are earned.Eligibility:-Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA -Performed with distinction in terms of leadership and character, serving as an example to fellow students as a participant in community, charity and school activities-Signified the intention to continue academic work beyond the high school level-Conducted him/herself in a manner that has brought credit to the student and their institution.-Attended a Pittsburgh Public high school or Allegheny County high school which provides substantial aid to students for reduced-cost or free lunch programs Three (3) letters are required. Your letters of recommendation should be no longer than 300 words. We recommend this letter is written by a teacher, coach, supervisor, mentor or an adult who can speak to your work ethic. This person must be over 21 years of age and not related to the applicant in any way.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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