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Scholarships for International Students

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GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AN AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

You've worked hard, and we want to reward you for your achievements. Recognizing the academic merits and financial need of our international students, we offer substantial scholarships to help make a Point Park education affordable.

Our privately funded merit scholarships are available to international students at all levels — undergraduate, transfer and graduate. If you are a student from a non-English education country, you are still eligible for scholarship money, based on your academic success and a satisfactory TOEFL/IELTS score.

Some of our undergraduate academic merit scholarships may cover more than 50 percent of the cost of tuition. Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY. Below are the scholarships available to international students along with their respective requirements.

Scholarships for the 2015-16 Academic Year

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 2015-16 academic year (fall 2015 or spring 2016). If you are starting at Point Park for spring 2015, please view our scholarships for the current academic year.

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

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

FRESHMEN STUDENTS (with SAT or ACT scores)

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

FRESHMEN STUDENTS (with TOEFL or IELTS scores)

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

CONSERVATORY STUDENTS       

  • Freshmen and Transfer Students

GRADUATE STUDENTS


FRESHMEN (with SAT or ACT scores)

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

Scholarship

Amount

Awarding Criteria

Presidential

$17,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.9 and SAT 1740/ACT 26 OR GPA 3.8 and SAT 1800/ACT 27 OR GPA 3.7 and SAT 1860/ACT 28
  • Must meet University's standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Vice Presidential

$15,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.6 and SAT 1590/ACT 23 OR GPA 3.5 and SAT 1650/ACT 24 OR GPA 3.4 and SAT 1710/ACT 25
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Trustee

$ 13,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.3 and SAT 1340/ACT 19 OR GPA 3.2 and SAT 1400/ACT 20 OR GPA 3.1 and SAT 1460/ACT 21
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Founders

$ 12,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.0 and SAT 1130/ACT 15 OR GPA 2.9 and SAT 1190/ACT 16 OR GPA 2.8 and SAT 1250/ACT 17
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Point Park Opportunity Grant

 

$10,000

  •  Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMAN
  • GPA 3.0 and SAT 1120/ACT 15 OR GPA 2.8 and SAT 1240/ACT 17 OR GPA 2.6 and SAT 1360/ACT 19
  • Must meet University's standard academic progress policy to keep award 
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

FRESHMEN (with TOEFL or IELTS score)

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

International Ambassador
(ELS Academic)

$12,000

  • GPA 3.0 and Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 550/7.0 if applicable

International Fellow
(ELS Directors)

$10,000

  • GPA 3.0 and Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 525/6.5 if applicable

Note: 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

 $12,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.5–4.0 cumulative
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 525/6.5 if applicable
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Transfer  Trustee

 

$10,000

 

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.0–3.49 cumulative
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 525/6.5 if applicable
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Transfer

 

$8,000

 

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 2.5–2.99 cumulative
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 525/6.5 if applicable
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Point Park Opportunity Grant
 $5,000
  •  GPA 2.499 to 2.0
  • Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 525/6.5 if applicable

Note: Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits not in accelerated programs.  

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

Applicants who submit original transcripts from an accredited undergraduate university in their home country can be eligible for merit scholarships based upon successful TOEFL/IELTS score (if applicable) and undergraduate transcripts.

$1,000
  • Applicants with a 3.0-3.29 GPA and a TOEFL/IELTS of 550/6.5 will be awarded $1,000/academic year
$2,000
  • Applicants with a 3.30-3.79 GPA and a TOEFL/IELTS of 550/6.5 will be awarded $2,000/academic year
$3,000
  • Applicants with a 3.80-4.0 GPA and a TOEFL/IELTS score of 550/6.5 will be awarded $3,000/academic year

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, animation and visual effects, or screenwriting.
  • 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
Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter.
Dean's
Academic
Freshmen 
       
$5,000
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate 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
  • Candidates are considered based on the artistic audition or interview.
  • 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
Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter.
Dean's
Academic  Transfer

$5,000
  • Full-time, TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Candidates are considered based on the artistic audition or interview.
  • 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
Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter.

Note: 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.

*Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits not in accelerated programs.

Additional Scholarships and Awards:
Conservatory of Performing Arts

Performance awards are offered to students pursuing degrees in the Conservatory of Performing Arts. Athletic scholarships are also available depending on criteria and skill. Awards are offered to students selected by the coach of the sport.

For additional information, please contact the Office of International Student Services & Enrollment at 412-392-4775, or email at iss@pointpark.edu.