College-bound high school students who live in Allegheny County, have a 3.25 grade point average or above, are involved in their community, and care deeply about the Pittsburgh region are invited to apply to the Landmarks Scholarship Program.
Since the program’s inception in 1999, 76 graduating seniors from area high schools have been awarded scholarships for book and tuition expenses to colleges or universities of their choice. The scholarship award increased from $4,000 to $6,000 in 2015. The scholarship is payable over four years, for book and tuition expenses. In addition, 14 students have been awarded Honorable Mentions, a one-time award of $250 for book and tuition expenses. The Honorable Mentions category was created in 2016.
PHLF’s Scholarship Program is funded by the Brashear Family Named Fund, the McSwigan Family Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Landmarks Scholarship Fund, including donations to the 2008 and 2014 Scholarship Celebrations and a contribution in 2019 from the Dollar Bank Foundation. We thank each donor for supporting this program that helps young people achieve their educational goals and stay connected to the Pittsburgh region through PHLF.
- The scholarship application for 2020 will available in January. Winners have already been selected in 2019.
- Click here to hear a conversation on July 15, 2017 between SLB Radio Host Larry Berger and five people who applied to the Landmarks Scholarship program between 2001 and 2017.