City High College Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Thanks to generous supporters, City High awards $40,000 each year in grants and scholarships to deserving students. Students who demonstrate academic promise and financial need will find that these grants can help them jump-start their first year after graduation. Whether they are in a two- or four-year college or training program, the money can go toward tuition and fees, books, tools or work clothes The Scholarship Selection Committee will select and evaluate students for the awards based on performance, growth and a required essay about why they deserve the scholarship or grant money.

The Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate and select scholarship recipients.  The Committee is comprised of both Transition Managers and representatives from Administration, the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Instructional Staff and the Board of Trustees.

The awards are one time only and are not renewable.   Funds must be used in the twelve months following graduation from City Charter High School.

Awards must be used for expenditures directly associated with attending a post high school program (two or four year college or training program).  Funds are paid directly to the institution and may be used for:

Tuition and fees   •   Books   •   Tools   •   Work clothes

Scholarship Requirements – 2017

Download City High’s Scholarship and Grant Application – 2017

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THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE

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City High 2002 Scholarship — 4 Awards for $5,000 each

 Application requirements:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Non-city of Pittsburgh resident
  • 90% Attendance
  • Essay—What are your future plans and how has your experience at City High prepared you to achieve them?  Why do you deserve this scholarship?
    (See below for complete information) 

 Attendance includes tardies and early dismissals.  Buy-in is also a factor in scoring and is based on disciplinary reports in the junior and senior year.

Deadline for CITY HIGH 2002  SCHOLARSHIP is May 26th, 2017

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City High Grant — Award is need based up to $2,000 for a total of $14,000

Application requirements:

  • Free or Reduced Lunch
  • Pell Eligible
  • Balance owed (including loans)
  • Accepted to 2 year, 4 year or Trade program
  • Essay—What are your future plans and how has your experience at City High prepared you to achieve them?  Why do you deserve this scholarship?
    (See below for complete information) 

Deadline for CITY HIGH GRANT is May 26, 2017

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City Charter High School — Graduation Project Award Information

  • The 3 Graduation Project teachers will recommend students in their cohort to receive this award. No application is necessary.

Six $1,000 awards will be given
 —4 Outstanding Awards
 —2 WOW Awards (acknowledging effort and growth)


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City High Scholarships and Grants Essay Question:

What are your future plans and how has your experience at City High prepared you to achieve them? Why do you deserve this scholarship?

ESSAY MUST INCLUDE:

• Personal growth in behavior, responsibility, independence

• Abilities and interests and how they align with your future plans

• A summary of how the internship experience helped shape your career goals and prepare you for the world of work

• Networking opportunities and program affiliations

The Scholarship Selection Committee reserves the right to redistribute funds based on the applications received.  Yearly awards will always total $40,000.

 

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