The $1,000 award is in addition to other merit awards that a student may receive and is renewable for up to four years. Qualifying students must have a 2.5 grade point average in the Pitt-Bradford courses they’ve taken through College in the High School in order to qualify.
“With college costs rising across the nation, we know that affordability and quality are of prime concern to students and their families,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president. “At Pitt-Bradford, we’ve partnered with local schools in our College in the High School program to ensure that students across our region have access to the best in higher education.”
College in the High School courses through Pitt-Bradford are offered in 18 school districts in north central and northwestern Pennsylvania with more than 600 students enrolled in first-year college courses at their high schools taught by their own teachers. Teachers must hold a master’s degree, undergo training from Pitt-Bradford and follow a Pitt-Bradford syllabus. The content of a normal college semester is taught over the course of a full school year.
Courses offered range from math and composition to petroleum technology, biology, chemistry, geography, Spanish, environmental science, political science and more.
In addition to the $1,000 award, students participating in College in the High School may also be eligible for additional merit scholarships through Pitt-Bradford’s Panther Scholarship program when they enroll full time at Pitt-Bradford. With a $6,000 annual Panther Scholarship, qualifying students who choose to live on campus could receive up to $7,000 each year for a total of $28,000 over four years. Qualifying students with a Panther Scholarship who commute could receive up to $3,000 annually for a total of $12,000 over four years.
For more information on College in the High School scholarships or Panther merit scholarships, contact the Pitt-Bradford admissions office at 800-827-1787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Districts in this program are Austin, Bradford, Brookville, Cameron County, Coudersport, Warren, Forest, Galeton, Johnsonburg, Kane, Northern Potter, Oil City, Oswayo Valley, Otto-Eldred, Port Allegany, Ridgway, Smethport and St. Marys.