College of General Studies

CGS Scholarships for Continuing Students

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CGS Scholarships for Continuing Students

On an annual basis CGS offers a number of scholarships to its students who are enrolled in CGS bachelor's degree programs. CGS scholarships are designed to support the needs and reward the achievements of our students. All scholarships are awarded in the spring for the following summer and academic year.

For questions about CGS Scholarships, contact the CGS Administrative Coordinator at lydia.heyliger@pitt.edu.

Please read below to learn about eligibility requirements and deadlines for the following upcoming scholarships:


Application-Based Scholarships
Academic Achievement Scholarship
Steele Gow Scholarship
Students with Dependents Scholarship
Summer Internship Scholarship
Supplemental Aid Scholarship
 

Nomination-Based Scholarships
Alice Wroblewski Scholarship
Anthony G. Novosel Memorial Scholarship
Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Scholarship
Chancellor’s Evening Scholarship
Summer Commonwealth Scholarship


How To Apply:

Applications can be handed in at the CGS front desk or given to the student's advisor. Some scholarships below have applications that can be completed online.


Scholarship Details:

Academic Achievement Scholarship

The College of General Studies Academic Achievement Scholarship rewards motivated students who demonstrate academic excellence. This scholarship covers the cost of conference fees and travel costs up to $1,200 for a student to present a paper or poster related to their academic studies at a conference. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and paid directly to the conference and travel provider. In order to be considered, applications must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the date of the conference.

Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a CGS bachelor’s degree program
  • Must have been accepted to present a poster or paper at a conference
  • Must demonstrate good academic standing (2.5 GPA minimum)

2017 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION



Steele Gow Scholarship

The Steele Gow Scholarship is offered through the College of General Studies and the CGS Student Government to students who have financial need and who are actively involved in CGS student organizations. This award, in the amount of $2,000 for the academic year, $1,000 for each the fall and spring term, is applied directly to the student's tuition. Applicants must compose a one-page letter addressing the following questions: Why did you enroll in CGS? How/why did you choose your CGS major? What campus/CGS organizations do you participate in and why? What are your plans after graduation? Finalists may have an interview with the selection committee. Awardees will be announced at the CGS Excellence Reception. Contact Macy Lucas at mal238@pitt.edu with questions about the Steele Gow Scholarship.

Spring 2017 Deadline: March 24, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have 3.25 GPA minimum
  • Must have a FAFSA on file with the University
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits
  • Must have completed at least 12 graded credits within CGS

2017 STEELE GOW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


Students with Dependents Scholarship

The College of General Studies Students with Dependents Scholarship supports deserving individuals who have a deep commitment to reaching both their educational goals and enriching the lives of their dependents. By educating parents and guardians, we are educating families and communities. Annually, the College of General Studies will award up to two scholarships of $1,500 per term for up to three years (maximum of two terms per academic year).

Fall 2017 Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum of 80 credits completed (24 completed at the University of Pittsburgh)
  • Must be a parent or guardian of a child or other family member
  • Must not be eligible for tuition remission
  • Must demonstrate financial need and have a FAFSA on file with the University
  • Must be enrolled in a CGS bachelor’s degree program and registered for at least six credits per term
  • Must demonstrate good academic standing (2.5 GPA minimum)

Application Requirements:

  • Proof of dependent/s (birth certificate, tax return, medical records, etc.)
  • Essay (no more than two pages, double-spaced)

Essay should cover:
What motivated you to pursue a degree?
How will you use your CGS degree after graduating?
How will completing your degree impact your family?
The nature of your family situation that qualifies you for this award (must include number of dependents, dependents' age, and student's  relationship to dependents)

2017 STUDENTS WITH DEPENDENTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


Summer Internship Scholarship

Although sometimes difficult for a nontraditional student to fit into their busy schedule, internships offer an opportunity to apply academics in a professional setting and enhance their employability after the completion of a degree program. In addition, internships are often unpaid or in fact paid for by the student in the form of the college tuition. The College of General Studies Summer Internship Scholarship addresses the need to alleviate the financial burden and time constraints of an unpaid internship for those motivated students. Up to three scholarships will be awarded each summer to cover the tuition and fees of a three credit internship.

Summer 2017 Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be registered for 3 internship credits (CGS, ADMJ, LEGLST or NPHS 1900) for the summer term
  • Must not be eligible for tuition remission
  • Must demonstrate financial need and have a FAFSA on file with the University
  • Must be enrolled in a CGS bachelor’s degree program
  • Must demonstrate good academic standing (2.5 GPA minimum)

Application Requirements:

  • Copy of internship agreement form
  • Essay (no more than one page, double-spaced). Essay should explain how your internship combined with your CGS degree will help you achieve your academic and career goals.

2017 SUMMER INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


Supplemental Aid Scholarship

The College of General Studies recognizes the financial challenge that can be posed while earning a bachelor's degree. For this reason CGS awards Supplemental Aid Scholarships to our students with the highest financial need. Scholarship awards are based on the student's estimated family contribution as calculated by FAFSA. Supplemental Aid Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000 for the academic year, $1,000 for each the fall and spring term, are applied directly to the student's tuition.

Applications will be accepted until funds run out. *Please note, this award is not available for the summer term.

Fall 2017 Deadline for continuing CGS students: Friday, April 14, 2017.

 *After this deadline, new CGS students are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must not be eligible for tuition remission
  • Must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the University's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA minimum)
  • Must be enrolled in a CGS bachelor’s degree program and registered for at least six credits per term

2017 SUPPLEMENTAL AID SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


Nomination-Based Scholarship Details:

Alice Wroblewski Scholarship

The Alice Wroblewski Scholarship is awarded to CGS degree-seeking students who are residents of Allegheny County. Recipients must demonstrate significant financial need and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Award amounts vary each year. Recipients are selected by a committee of CGS staff; applications are not accepted for this award.

Anthony G. Novosel Memorial Scholarship

The Anthony G. Novosel Memorial Scholarship is awarded to CGS degree-seeking students who demonstrate significant financial need. Recipients are selected by a committee of CGS staff; applications are not accepted for this award.

Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Scholarship

The Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Scholarship is for nontraditional, adult, part-time CGS students who have financial need. Award amounts vary each year. Recipients are selected by a committee of CGS staff; applications are not accepted for this award.

Chancellor's Evening Scholarship

The Chancellor's Evening Scholarship is the most prestigious academic award that a College of General Studies student can receive. This scholarship, given to students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, covers the cost of six credits and fees for two terms per year, up to 48 credits. Students are sent application packets in the mail and via e-mail if they qualify.

Summer Commonwealth Scholarship

The Summer Commonwealth Scholarship is available to CGS degree-seeking students from traditionally underrepresented populations who have over a 2.0 GPA and significant financial need. The award covers the cost of three credits and fees for the student to take summer courses. Students are sent application packets in the mail and via e-mail if they qualify.