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Certificate Scholarship

Provides $500 for students enrolled and registered in any program leading to a certificate at P.I.T.

Eligibility
Applicants enrolled and registered in any program leading to a certificate at P.I.T.

Requirements
To apply, candidates for the Certificate Scholarship must:.

  • Be registered for 9 credits or more.
  • Submit a personal essay that explains your need for the scholarship.
  • Complete Financial Aid (if using) for the term in which the scholarship is being requested.

Award

  • An individual may only receive the Certificate Scholarship one time.
  • Two Certificate Scholarships will be awarded each term.
  • Certificate Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each term.

No stipends allowed.

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Committed Learner Scholarship

Provides $250 for a student who demonstrates a serious commitment to academic success based on a recommendation by an instructor or program manager as well as other listed requirements.

Eligibility
Applicants who are enrolled in an associate degree program.

Requirements
To apply, candidates for the Committed Learner Scholarship must:

  • Be recommended in writing by an instructor or program manager who has observed the student’s commitment to academic excellence. A student’s commitment should be measure by the following characteristics:
  1. High academic achievement
  2. Cooperative and collaborative behavior in class or online
  3. Demonstrates the determination to succeed despite life’s challenges
  4. Exhibits the highest level of professional behavior
  • Be enrolled in an Associate Degree program.
  • Have completed at least one full term of classes.
  • Be registered for 9 credits or more.
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Complete Financial Aid for the term in which the scholarship is being requested.

Award

  • An individual may only receive the Committed Learner Scholarship once.
  • Four Committed Learner Scholarships will be awarded each term.

No stipends allowed.

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High School Scholarship

Provides $500 for students entering their first term in any program at P.I.T.

Eligibility
Applicants who just graduated high school in the year prior to enrollment.

Requirements
To apply, candidates for the High School Scholarship must:.

  • Be registered for 9 credits or more.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from one of your high school teachers.
  • Submit a personal essay that explains why you want to go to college and why you chose your major.
  • Complete Financial Aid (if using) prior to the start of classes.

Award

  • An individual may only receive the High School Scholarship one time.
  • Two High School Scholarships will be awarded each term.
  • High School Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each term.

No stipends allowed.

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Next Step Scholarship

Provides up to $500 toward transferring to a College or University.

Eligibility

Applicants who are transferring to a College or University.

Requirements

To apply, candidates for the Next Step Scholarship must:

  • Have graduated after P.I.T.’s most recent graduation ceremony with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be transferring to a College or University within one year of being awarded this scholarship.

Award

  • Students must submit proof of registration from new College or University to P.I.T.’s business office within one year of being awarded this scholarship along with scholarship award letter.
  • Check will then be mailed to new College or University.

No stipends allowed.

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Out-of-State Scholarship

Provides up to $1500 for students enrolled and registered in the following Associates Degrees: Cannabis Business, Cannabis Health Therapy, Cannabis Horticulture or Health Care Management with Coding Academy.

Eligibility
Applicants who reside outside of the state of Pennsylvania and are enrolled and registered in a Cannabis Studies or Health Care Management with Coding Associates Degree at P.I.T.

Requirements
To apply, candidates for the Out-of-State Scholarship must:.

  • Be registered for 9 credits or more each term.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be a resident of any state outside of Pennsylvania and submit proof of residency.
  • Complete Financial Aid (if using) for the term in which the scholarship is being requested.
  • Scholarship will provide up to $250 per term, for a maximum of 6 consecutive terms.
  • An individual must reapply every term for review.

 

No stipends allowed.

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Presidential Scholarship Program

Provides $1,000 per term toward an Associate Degree.

Eligibility

All Full Time students enrolled in Associate Degree programs who complete at least nine credits per term or semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.

Requirements
Candidates for the Presidential Scholarship must:

  • Complete Financial Aid for the term in which the scholarship is being requested.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology.
  • Submit a personal letter that explains the financial need for the scholarship.

Award

  • Three Presidential Scholarships will be awarded each term.
  • Decisions will be made by the Scholarship Selection committee based on financial need as expressed in the personal letter, GPA and letters of recommendation.

No stipends allowed.

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Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarship

Provides up to but not to exceed $2,000 for the clinical portion of the Practical Nursing program.

Eligibility
All full time students accepted into our Practical Nursing Program who have demonstrated academic excellence but have a short term financial hardship that will force them to withdraw from the program.

Requirements
Candidates for the Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarship must:

  • Pass the TEAS test
  • Complete all requirement for acceptance into the Practical Nursing Certificate program
  • Complete Financial Aid for thePractical Nursing.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
  • Submit a personal letter that explains the short term financial hardship

Award
An Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarship will be awarded “up to” but not to exceed $2,000 for the clinical portion of the Practical Nursing program. Funds will be applied to the students account only after PHEAA and PELL grants have been awarded in each term, in order to meet unfulfilled financial needs for the current term. No student stipends or refunds will be released directly to students from funds awarded through a Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarship.

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Return to Learn Scholarship

Provides $250 for students enrolled and registered in an Associate’s Degree at P.I.T.

Eligibility
New applicants enrolled and registered in their first term in an Associate’s Degree at P.I.T. who have graduated from high school or obtained their G.E.D. more than one year prior to enrollment.

Requirements
To apply, candidates for the Return to Learn Scholarship must:

  • Be registered for 9 credits or more.
  • Submit a personal essay that explains your need for the scholarship.
  • Complete Financial Aid (if using) for the term in which the scholarship is being requested.

Award

  • An individual may only receive the Return to Learn Scholarship one time.
  • Two Return to Learn Scholarships will be awarded each term.
  • Return to Learn Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each term.

No stipends allowed.

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