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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 2021-22 academic year (fall 2021 or spring 2022). If you are starting at Point Park for the 2022-23 academic year, please visit our Scholarships page.

Note: Students who opt for test optional admission will be evaluated and eligible for all appropriate scholarships.

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 


Freshmen

Conservatory students are not eligible for academic scholarships in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication and Education.  View the Conservatory Scholarships.

Scholarship

Amount

Awarding Criteria

Merit-based

$14,000-$20,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • Based on GPA
  • 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

Note: Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits. Students in the Online program are not eligible for scholarships or grants from the university. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis (one-half in fall, one-half in spring).

 


Transfer Students

Conservatory students are not eligible for academic scholarships in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication and Education.  View the Conservatory Scholarships.

Merit-Based

$10,000-$16,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • Based on GPA
  • 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
Phi Theta Kappa

$1,500

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • Must be a transfer student from a community college and member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • GPA 3.5 or higher cumulative
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Smooth Transition PASSHE Scholarship

$3,000


  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • Must be academically eligible
  • Must transfer directly from a school within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Note: Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits. Students in the Online program are not eligible for scholarships or grants from the university. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis (one-half in fall, one-half in spring).

 

Freshmen and Transfer Students

 Conservatory of Performing Arts

Artistic
Achievement
$3,000- $25,000
  • 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
$5,000
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate freshmen and transfer students
  • Based on GPA
  • 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.
Smooth Transition PASSHE Scholarship

$3,000

  • Must be academically eligible
  • Must transfer directly from a school within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Note: Total merit scholarship amount for any Conservatory applicant cannot exceed the maximum range for their respective artistic award level. Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis (one-half in fall, one-half in spring).

Graduate Students

Note: The Graduate Merit Scholarship is offered to eligible domestic students. Please scroll down for information regarding international graduate student scholarships. Students in the Online program are not eligible for scholarships or grants from the university. 


Adult Students

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 the Provost 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

International
Student Scholarships
Point Park offers a number of merit scholarships for INTERNATIONAL students. Read about international student scholarships.