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 412-624-6608.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com with questions about the Steele Gow Scholarship.
Spring 2017 Deadline: March 24, 2017
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 2016 Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016
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)
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 2016 Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016
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 2016 Deadline for continuing CGS students: Friday, April 15, 2016.
*After this deadline, new CGS students are eligible to apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.