Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies Scholarships

The University of Pittsburgh offers a number of scholarships for newly admitted and continuing students, including:

Commonwealth Scholarships

For underrepresented students interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Open to those who have earned or will earn an associate’s degree from the Community College of Allegheny County with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Students admitted to the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies can:

  • Receive a tuition and fees scholarship for enrollment in Mastering the University, a first-year transfer experience course;
  • Be automatically reviewed for academic year scholarships for high-achieving students ranging from $1,000 to $2,000;
  • Be eligible and apply for a $2,000 academic year scholarship for financially disadvantaged students and a $2,000 tuition and fees scholarship for the summer term; and
  • Receive fare-free Port Authority  of Allegheny County bus transportation and free or discounted admission to Pittsburgh-area attractions.

To be eligible for the Commonwealth Scholarship Program, submit a completed application to the University of Pittsburgh Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by June 1. (This is an annual scholarship with a standing June 1 deadline.)


Supplemental Aid Scholarships

Supplemental aid awards based on financial need are available to College of General Studies students. If you wish to be considered for a $2,000 supplemental aid scholarship, you may apply through the Office of the Associate Dean, College of General Studies. Download the Supplemental Aid Scholarship Application. Applications for 2013-2014 must be submitted by April 26th and scholarships will be awarded in May for the following academic year. There also may be a limited amount of scholarships available for students first enrolling in the spring term. Please discuss this with your advisor at your first advising appointment. 

You must complete the following steps and meet the following criteria to qualify for supplemental aid:

  • Must not be eligible for tuition remission
  • Must have a FAFSA on file with the Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA)
  • Must be registered for at least six credits per term
  • Must have a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) to be eligible for current students, or over a 2.5 GPA for new students
  • Must be enrolled in a College of General Studies degree program.

Evaluation criteria will be based on financial need which will be determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. Should this scholarship be awarded and all courses are dropped, these funds will be returned to the College of General Studies.

 


Find Out More!

For more information about these and other scholarship opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies, visit the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies website, call 412-624-6600, or e-mail cgs@pitt.edu. Interested CCAC students may also speak with a CCAC transfer counselor for more information.

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