Landmarks Scholarship Opportunity for Allegheny County Students
For the twenty-second year, thanks to funding support from PHLF’s Brashear Family Donor Advised Fund, the McSwigan Family Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Dollar Bank Foundation, and others, PHLF is offering a scholarship program for high-achieving, community-minded, high-school seniors in Allegheny County who will be attending college or university in the fall of 2020. “The students selected by our committee already feel connected to the city and its history and will hopefully continue to serve the region as leaders in promoting PHLF’s values,” said David Brashear, a PHLF trustee and the program founder.
“I know now that […] I will be able to achieve my dream of becoming an architect and one day, hope to allow my creations to be a new part of history in my hometown of Pittsburgh.” This essay from a Landmarks Scholarship recipient in 1999 demonstrates the powerful impact our scholarship program can have. Each applicant is asked to describe in an essay a place in Allegheny County that is especially important to him/her; these essays show how our scholarship has helped future preservationists, architects, designers, and planners actualize their career dreams and remain connected to the Pittsburgh region.
Since 1999, PHLF has awarded scholarships to 76 high school seniors who care deeply about the Pittsburgh region. The scholarship award of $6,000, payable over four years to the recipient’s college or university, is for book and tuition expenses only. In addition, PHLF has awarded Honorable Mentions (a one-time gift of $250) to 14 students since 2016. Thirty-five of these 90 recipients attended Pittsburgh Public High Schools and 55 attended other schools within Allegheny County. The application deadline is April 21, 2020. Download an application HERE or click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements and criteria.