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Scholarships for All Types of Students

Point Park University is pleased to offer a wide range of generous merit-based scholarships based on academic and/or artistic achievement.

Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid. When you are accepted to Point Park, you automatically are considered for these awards. We invite you to explore our many Point Park scholarships, listed below, and their awarding criteria.

The scholarships listed on this page are for students who will enter Point Park for the 2014-15 academic year (Fall 2014 or Spring 2015). If you are starting at Point Park for the 2014-15 academic year, please visit our 2014-15 Scholarships page.

In addition to offering institutional scholarships, we encourage students to seek out private scholarships — from organizations, businesses and other special-interest groups. At Point Park, you will never have your merit-based aid reduced if you receive outside scholarships.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication

FRESHMEN STUDENTS

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication

CONSERVATORY STUDENTS

  • Freshmen and Transfer Students

GRADUATE STUDENTS | ADULT STUDENTS | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS | PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS


FRESHMEN

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

Scholarship

Amount

Awarding Criteria

Presidential

$13,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.0 non-weighted, academic cumulative high school grade point average in a college preparatory curriculum (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • SAT 1700 on all three sections - OR - or ACT composite score of 25
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time traditional undergraduate status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Vice Presidential

$11,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.0 non-weighted, academic cumulative high school grade point average in a college preparatory curriculum (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • SAT 1600 on all three sections - OR- ACT composite score of 24
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time traditional undergraduate status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Trustee

$ 10,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 2.7 - 2.99 non-weighted, academic cumulative high school grade point average in a college preparatory curriculum (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • SAT 1400 on all three sections - OR - ACT composite score of 20
  • Must maintain GPA 2.5 and full-time traditional undergraduate status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Founders

$ 9,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 2.50 - 2.69 non-weighted, academic cumulative high school grade point average in a college preparatory curriculum (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • SAT 1300 on all three sections - OR- ACT composite score of 18
  • Must maintain GPA 2.5 and full-time traditional undergraduate status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Department

$1,000-$3,000

Center for Student Success $1,000-$3,000
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN or TRANSFER students
  • Must apply to the University as an Undecided major
  • Must submit a personal essay to be considered
    • 500-750 word essay
    • Essay title: What Does Being an Undecided Student Mean to You?
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation
  • The Center for Student Success reviews applicants
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Notes: Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate non-accelerated students taking 12 or more credits. 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

Transfer Presidential

 $7,000  

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.50 - 4.00 cumulative 
  • No separate application required
  • Candidates are considered at time of admissions decision
  • Candidates are notified in the academic acceptance letter 
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time traditional undergraduate status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Transfer  Trustee

 

$6,000

 

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.0 - 3.49 cumulative
  • No separate application required
  • Candidates are considered at time of admissions decision
  • Candidates are notified in the academic acceptance letter
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time traditional undergraduate status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Transfer

 

$5,000

 

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 2.50 - 2.99 cumulative
  • No separate application required
  • Candidates are considered at time of admissions decision
  • Candidates are notified in the academic acceptance letter
  • Must maintain GPA 2.5 and full-time traditional undergraduate status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Phi Theta Kappa

$ 1,500

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • Student must be a transfer from a community college and member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • GPA 3.50 or higher cumulative 
  • No separate application required 
  • Candidates are considered at time of admission decision
  • Candidates are notified in the academic acceptance letter
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Department

$1,000-$3,000

Center for Student Success

 

$1,000-$3,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN or TRANSFER students
  • Must apply to the University as an Undecided major
  • Must submit a personal essay to be considered
    • 500-750 word essay
    • Essay title: What Does Being an Undecided Student Mean to You?
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation
  • The Center for Student Success reviews applicants
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Notes: Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate non-accelerated students taking 12 or more credits.  


FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS

Conservatory of Performing Arts

Artistic
Achievement
$2,000- $14,000
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN or TRANSFER students
  • Candidates will have demonstrated high caliber of artistic ability through the artistic audition process and/or a personal interview
  • Intended major must be dance, theatre arts, cinema production, digital arts or screenwriting
  • No separate application required
  • Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time COPA status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Dean's
Academic
Freshmen 
       
$ 5,000
  • Full-time, traditional FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  • SAT 1760 total, including the writing component - OR -
  • ACT composite score of 26
  • No separate application required
  • Candidates are considered based on the artistic audition or interview
  • Candidates are notified in the artistic decision letter
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time COPA status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Dean's
Academic  Transfer

$ 5,000
  • Full-time TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.5 cumulative grade point average
  • No separate application required
  • Candidates are considered based on the artistic audition or interview
  • Candidates are notified in the artistic decision letter
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time COPA status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Notes: Students majoring in dance, theatre, cinema production, digital arts and screenwriting must be accepted both academically and artistically to be eligible for COPA scholarships. Total annual maximum of artistic achievement scholarship and dean's academic scholarship is $14,000.


GRADUATE STUDENTS

All Schools

Note: The Graduate Merit Scholarship is offered to eligible domestic students. Please scroll down for information regarding international graduate student scholarships.


ADULT STUDENTS

All Schools

Non-Traditional   
Student
Scholarship
3 tuition credits    
  • Open to FULL-TIME and PART-TIME students who are AT LEAST 25 YEARS OLD and pursuing their college degree with little or no college experience
  • Competition is held in the spring of each year
  • All entrants must have a cumulative Point Park University GPA of 3.0 or above and must complete a 500-word essay on a specific question
  • Contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for more information and application (available the first day of Spring semester)
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All Schools

International
Student Scholarships 

$ 2,000 - $13,000 
Point Park offers a number of merit scholarships for INTERNATIONAL students. Read about international student scholarships.              

ALL STUDENTS

Private Scholarship Opportunities

Fastweb
Scholarship
Search
Various    
An online resource that offers a series of questions to help you locate private scholarships from across the country

College
Board

Various An online tool to help students and families locate private scholarships, grants, loans and internships by matching education level, talent and background
Scholarship
America

Various An online resource that lists open scholarships and provides application tips
Pittsburgh
Foundation Scholarship Search

Various An online resource created for students of all ages from the region (high school, undergraduate and graduate) to help them identify and pursue local scholarships