Monday, December 5, 2011


In an effort to help families cover the cost of college education, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has   increased its merit scholarships for full-time freshmen and transfer students entering Pitt-Bradford in Fall 2012.
The increases apply to scholarships designated for  students from the contiguous six-county service region, those from other areas of Pennsylvania and students from other states.
            “We’re very mindful of the struggles families in our region and beyond experience as they strive to keep up with the rising cost of a college education,”  said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president.
            “Providing substantial merit scholarships is one of many ways in which we continue to make our high quality education accessible to low- and moderate-income families.”
            Merit scholarships are provided to students at the time of admission and are independent of any other financial aid they may receive. New students may be eligible for merit scholarships if they have a minimum SAT score of at least 930 (math and critical reading portions only) or ACT score of at least 20, and a high school grade point average of 2.5 or better.
            Transfer students need to enter Pitt-Bradford with at least 24 credits earned from another college or university, along with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (Pennsylvania residents) or 2.5 (out-of-state residents) in order to qualify for an award.
            Eligibility for scholarships is determined by the offices of admissions and financial aid, but general awards are as follows:
New full-time Pennsylvania freshmen  living on campus can receive $5,500 to $6,000 per year for four years; and new full-time out-of-state freshmen  living on campus can receive $11,500 per year for four years;
New Pennsylvania transfer students  living on campus can receive $3,000 per year for four years; or, if commuting, these students may receive up to $1,000 per year for four years;
            New out-of-state transfer students living either on or off campus may receive $9,500 per year for four years, while new out-of-state freshmen commuters can receive $8,000 per year for four years.
New Pennsylvania freshmen commuters paying in-state tuition (who must have an SAT score of at least 1150 and a GPA of at least 3.0) can receive $2,000 per year for four years.
            For more information on Pitt-Bradford merit scholarships or financial aid, contact the Office of Admissions at (814)362-7555 or the Office of Financial Aid at (814)362-7550.

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