Scholarships Available Through Local Non-Profits

Click on the titles for further information about the particular scholarship available.



Our mission is to provide promising youth who have limited options access to a quality Catholic high school education by nurturing their academic and personal growth so they may succeed in college and in life.

We achieve our mission by:

  • Working in partnership with family, school and community
  • Providing individual support, educational enrichment, and financial support to attend Catholic high school
  • Turning students into Scholars


Bravo Foundation and donors who participate in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program ensure that household economics is not a barrier to the right education for every child.

Since September 2003, Bravo Foundation and our donors have been providing scholarships for students across the Commonwealth to improve their pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade education.


Bridge Educational Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that provides scholarship opportunities to Pennsylvania’s low-income families. They partner families and schools with businesses and philanthropic leaders to provide scholarships that allow children to attend the school that best meets their educational needs.

Bridge is currently one of the largest and most innovative scholarship organizations of its kind, raising more than $20 million to provide educational opportunities for more than 12,000 low-income families statewide.


The 2016 POISE K-12 Scholarship Cycle is open January 26st – April 30th 3:00pm.

This K-12 Scholarship program is funded through the POISE Primary and Secondary Education Fund. This fund is supported through donations from corporations that are approved through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for a K-12 scholarship you have to meet the following criteria:

* Student must attend a private school located in Allegheny County.

* Effective July 1, 2013, the base family income for eligibility is $75,000 and $15,000 for each dependent as defined by the IRS living within the same household.

*  Must have unpaid expenses at time of application. POISE will not reimburse a family who has already paid tuition for the school year.

Additional Information for Parents
Please note that the average scholarship amount is $750.  POISE Foundation is not able to provide a scholarship for every family that applies. As a result, the Foundation is utilizing a rubric to determine which students will receive a scholarship. The priorities of the Foundation are Financial Need and Student Academic Performance. We ask families to consider all the above mentioned information when deciding to apply for a scholarship.


Each year, the Washington County Community Foundation awards scholarships to students throughout the Washington County area.  In 2015 alone, the Foundation awarded more than $76,000 to help deserving students pursue higher education.

The availability of scholarships is publicized through local high school guidance offices. Each scholarship is distinct and recipients are selected in accordance with criteria established by the donor. All scholarship funds are established with a minimum amount of $25,000.