Merit Scholarships

Many students take advantage of the incredible value of the University of Pittsburgh degree coupled with Pitt-Greensburg's lower tuition. For almost $5000 less in tuition than the Oakland campus, you'll earn a world-class education, live on campus with the best housing and dining we have to offer, yet feel right at home.

70% of incoming freshmen receive academic scholarships funded by Pitt-Greensburg, making your Pitt degree even more affordable and ensuring that you graduate with less debt and a respected degree.

Merit Scholarships are awarded to first-time, full-time incoming freshmen students who meet specific academic requirements. Students are reviewed for merit scholarships at the time of application review and will be notified of awards shortly after receiving their official letter of admission.

Merit Scholarship
Criteria: SAT ≥ 1050
GPA ≥ 3.0 (Cumulative High School)
LOW GPA 3.000 3.2500 3.5000 3.8000
HIGH GPA 3.2499 3.4999 3.7999 4
AWARD/AMOUNT $2,000 3,500 $5,000 $6,000

Out-of-State Scholarship
Criteria: SAT ≥ 1050
Requirements: Must have been awarded a merit scholarship or transfer scholarship
AND be residing outside of Pennsylvania.


Transfer Scholarship
Criteria: Transfer students only
(more than 12 college credits earned outside high school)
GPA > 3.0 (Cumulative College)



*Transfer students who are eligible for the Transfer Scholarship can also receive the Out-of-State Scholarship and the Resident Scholar Award.

Minimum SAT score for the Merit Scholarship is based on the SATs taken after March 2016.
Scholarships above are for Fall 2017 and subject to change for future terms.
Students must be admitted to Pitt-Greensburg on or before January 15 March 1 in order to receive merit for the start of fall term.
Renewal based on full-time enrollment and student maintaining 3.25 GPA each academic year for up to 4 years total.
Scholarships are not transferrable to other Pitt campuses.

Endowed Scholarships

Each year, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg awards numerous endowed scholarships, made available by the generosity of many individuals, clubs, organizations, industries, businesses and foundations, to deserving students. 

General Requirements

To be considered for endowed scholarships, all students must:

  • Be admitted/enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Pitt-Greensburg
  • Be enrolled/plan to enroll as a full-time student
  • Comply with Pitt-Greensburg satisfactory progress standards for financial aid
  • Not be in default on an educational loan or not owe repayment on a federal grant
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 to be considered for need-based scholarships
  • Not have earned a Bachelor's Degree
Selection of Endowed Scholarships

The selection of scholarship recipients is based upon the specific criteria defined by the donor. A student's academic performance and financial need may also be considered when deciding upon qualified candidates.  There is no scholarship application for the Pitt-Greensburg endowed scholarships.  Endowed scholarships are awarded by May 1 and are based upon student information available at the time of awarding.

List of Potential Endowed Scholarships (PDF)


The Admissions Office and/or the Financial Aid Office award endowed scholarships based upon the information available at the time of the award, including intended major or cumulative GPA, as well as other criteria designated in the scholarship guidelines. In the event that this information is inaccurate or changes, the Financial Aid Office has the right to reduce, change, or cancel the award.

The Admissions Office and/or the Financial Aid will notify students of their scholarship awards via an award notification letter. The letter will provide the recipient information regarding the scholarship and the availability of scholarship renewal.

Scholarship recipients are expected to write a "thank-you" note to the donor. The Office of Institutional Advancement will contact the student regarding this requirement.


Scholarship awards are generally made for the entire academic year and will be disbursed in two equal installments directly to the students' bill each term; however, an exception exists. Students who are December graduates may receive the entire annual award during the fall term upon discretion of the Director of Financial Aid and as long as the need and cost of attendance are not exceeded.

Students who are participating in study abroad may continue to receive their scholarship during that term as long as they are enrolled in a Pitt-approved program.

Scholarships are an essential component in recruiting and retaining top quality students. Your support of a Pitt-Greensburg scholarship will make a difference in the lives of our students.