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Scholarships

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A scholarship is a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria such as financial need, academic achievement, the program of study, or a special skill. Recipients are chosen through an application process based on the criteria.

 

P.I.T. Scholarship Information

P.I.T. is committed to the success of our students. We know how difficult it is for students to fund their education while working and maintaining their personal lives. The scholarships, grants, and loans shown below are available for those in need of funding. This is just part of the way we can help students achieve their goals.

 

Applicants for participation in a P.I.T. Scholarship Program must file a FAFSA application so that eligibility for federal and/or state grant programs can be determined. The amount of a P.I.T. Scholarship award may be reduced by federal and/or state grants for which a student is determined to be eligible.

 

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Students may only receive one scholarship per enrollment at P.I.T.

 

Certificate Scholarship

Provides $250 for a student who demonstrates a serious commitment to academic success in a certificate program.

Eligibility:

Applicants who are enrolled in a certificate program.

Requirements:

To apply, candidates for the Certificate Scholarship must:

  • Submit a letter of recommendation by an instructor or program director who has observed the student’s commitment to academic excellence.
  • The student will submit an essay that explains the student’s commitment to academic success measured by the following characteristics:
    • High academic achievement
    • Cooperative and collaborative behavior in class or online
    • Demonstrates the determination to succeed despite life’s challenges
    • Exhibits the highest level of professional behavior
  • Be enrolled in a certificate program.
  • Have completed at least one full term of classes.
  • Be registered for 6 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 Certificate Scholarship one time.
  • Four (4) Certificate Scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Certificate Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each year.

No stipends are 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
  • Four (4) Committed Learner Scholarships will be awarded each
  • Committed Learner Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each year.

No stipends are allowed.

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Madonna Family Scholarship

This Scholarship, provided by the Madonna Family, provides up to $1000 in scholarship funds to a student in need.

Eligibility for Consideration

Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits in one of the College’s Health Care Programs:

  • Allied Health-Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Allied Health-Practical Nursing
  • Allied Health-Pre-Nursing
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cannabis Health Therapy
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Health Care Management with Coding Academy
  • Health Science
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychology and Human Services
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Practical Nursing

Interested students must submit:

  • a letter of recommendation from an instructor or community leader
  • an essay addressed to the Madonna Family Scholarship Fund
  • essay must detail applicant’s need/reason for request
  • essay must detail applicant’s plan to contribute to their community post-graduation
    • Special consideration will be given to single mother’s and/or working students

Completed application is due 8/27/2021.

Award

  • An individual may only receive the Madonna Scholarship one time.
  • The Scholarship Committee makes no decisions regarding the awarding of funds from the Madonna Family Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded exclusively by the Madonna family.
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Mascot Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity that will see our next mascot performer receive a scholarship! P.I.T will award scholarship money to the student who is chosen to perform inside the Manny the Monster costume.

Requirements:

To apply, candidates for the Committed Learner Scholarship must demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Manny the Monster was designed to capture the fun, welcoming, open feel of the P.I.T. community- and the new mascot performer is expected to share those same traits! 
  • We are looking for a student who is high energy, can move comfortably inside the Monster Costume, and is available throughout each term for appearances and video content creation.
  • Applicants will be asked to audition to gauge performance talent.

 

Tentative Calendar of Mascot Appearances:

  • First Tuesday of the Term for the Welcome Back event and/or video creation on Campus
  • One Day During Midterms Week to create an atmosphere of school spirit and/or video creation on Campus
  • One Day During Finals Week to create an atmosphere of school spirit and/or video creation on Campus
  • Breaking news videos for social media as opportunities arise
  • Off campus appearances as opportunities arise

Award:

The successful candidate will be awarded at $250/term for each term they are the Mascot.  Award is not dependent upon the College scheduling an appearance/event.

No stipends are allowed.

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New Student Scholarship

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

Eligibility
Applicants who are enrolled in their first term at P.I.T..

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

  • Be registered for 9 credits or more.
  • Submit a personal essay that explains why you want to go to college and why you chose your program of study.
  • Complete Financial Aid (if using) prior to the start of classes.

Award

  • An individual may only receive the New Student Scholarship one time.
  • New Student Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each year.

No stipends are allowed.

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Next Step Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $500 to a recent P.I.T. graduate towards their transfer to a four-year college or university.

Eligibility:

Candidates must be a P.I.T. alumni.

Requirements:

To apply, candidates for the Next Step Scholarship must:

  • Have graduated after P.I.T. within the previous 12 months with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Transfer to a college or university within one year of being awarded this scholarship.
Award:
  • Students must submit proof of registration from a new college or university to P.I.T.’s business office within one year of being awarded this scholarship along with a scholarship award letter.
  • Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the transfer college or university.

No stipends are allowed.

 

Notification Letter

Students who are awarded a scholarship will receive an emailed notification, which states the amount to be credited to their student account. The actual award amount will be adjusted not to exceed the recipients’ tuition and fees. The amount of a scholarship award may be affected by federal and/or state grants for which the student is determined to be eligible.

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Out-of-State Scholarship

Provides scholarships for students enrolled and registered in the following Associate’s 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 one of the above-listed Associate Degree programs 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.
  • An individual may reapply every term for review.

Award

  • Four (4) Out-of-State Scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Out-of-State Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each term.

No stipends are allowed.

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Presidential Scholarship Program

Provides $1,000 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
  • 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
Award:
  • Twelve (12) Presidential Scholarships will be awarded each
  • Presidential Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each year.

No stipends are allowed.

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Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarship

Provides up to but not to exceed $450 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:

Complete all requirements for acceptance into the Practical Nursing Certificate program:

    • Meet class and grade prerequisites
      • C or better in AHT 180 or an accepted TEAS Score
      • C or better in BIO 140 (or equivalent)
    • Have submitted (or have proof of submission of) all medical and background clearance
  • American Databank Account created
  • Official high school transcript, GED transcript, or PA Department of Education (DOE) Certificate of Preliminary Education (CPE) or proof of request
  • Negative Drug Screen Results
  • FBI Clearance including fingerprints
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • PA Criminal Record Check
  • Current Adult, Child and Infant CPR (Healthcare Provider) certification
  • Mumps, rubella, rubeola, and varicella titers/ Booster vaccination(s) of mumps, rubella, rubeola, and/or varicella if titer non-reactive/non-immune with a repeat titer to verify immunity
  • Tetanus-diphtheria booster vaccination within the last 10 years
  • Tuberculosis screening 2 step OR Quantiferon blood test: negative results
  • Please note: if positive results must provide Chest X-ray result done within last 5 years.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination series of three (3) doses completed OR in progress
  • Seasonal Flu vaccine is required
  • Current Certification in Adult, Infant and Child Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (American Heart Association recommended)
  • Physical exam signed and dated by the healthcare provider.
  • Complete all Financial Aid for the Practical Nursing program
  • Submit a one-page essay explaining the short-term financial hardship
  • The deadline for applications to this scholarship is July

Award:

A Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarship will be awarded “up to” but not to exceed $450 for the clinical portion of the Practical Nursing program. Funds will be applied to the student’s 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.

  • Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each year.
  • Institutional scholarship awards may not be combined.

No stipends are allowed.

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Return to Learn Scholarship

Provides $250 for students enrolled and registered in an associate degree at P.I.T.

Eligibility
New applicants enrolled and registered in their first term in an associate degree at P.I.T. who have graduated from high school or obtained their G.E.D. more than one year before 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 (2) Return to Learn Scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Return to Learn Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each term.

No stipends are allowed.

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